Davis beaten in semi-finals

Mark Davis at the table against Neil Robertson in the Australian Goldfields Open
Mark Davis at the table against Neil Robertson in the Australian Goldfields Open

Mark Davis’s fine run in snooker’s Australian Goldfields Open was halted in the semi-finals.

The St Leonards potter achieved three very good wins at Bendigo Stadium before losing 6-2 to world number two Neil Robertson yesterday (Saturday).

Robertson, who won the previous week’s Wuxi Classic in China, rarely looked in danger during a comfortable win over Davis even though Davis beat him in the same event two years ago, as well as in the finals of the Six-Reds World Championship and General Cup last year.

The Australian went 3-0 up with top breaks of 84 and 80, and after losing the next two frames, he won three in a row with high scores of 100 and 75.

It was the fourth time that world number 17 Davis has reached the semi-finals of a full ranking event, although his quest to make his first final continues.

Robertson went on to lose 9-5 in the final against Judd Trump, who claimed his first world ranking title in 20 months.