罗伯逊与艾伦携手冠中冠决赛

 


(狄子君 赵雪湄)卫冕冠军尼尔罗伯逊在6日周五,与三届世锦赛冠军马克塞尔比,展开的冠中冠首场半决赛堪称经典之作。其精彩程度不亚于2016年大师赛上特鲁姆普与罗宾逊PK的那场令人难以忘怀的史诗般赛事。


台球皇帝史蒂芬.亨得利和著名球手达赫迪在电视评论时均认为,这场比赛是他们所见过的最好的11局赛事。罗伯逊赛后表示:这场比赛可以说是妙趣无穷,我们两个真的沉浸其中,都展现出了最好的自己。


另一场半决赛于7日星期六在小钢炮马克艾伦和世界第一特鲁姆普间展开。与首日半决赛罗伯逊塞尔比长相厮难解难分不同,小钢炮火力全开,快刀斩乱麻,6-1快速结束战斗,拿到了另一张通往决赛的入场券。

本届冠中冠,艾伦仿佛开了挂,先是小组赛6-3战胜火箭奥沙利文,接着6-1击败小特;将世界冠军和世界第一双双拿下。

“我真的非常非常高兴”,艾伦说:“与特鲁姆普对决和跟奥沙利文比赛完全不同。与特鲁姆普打,长台远射我胜算不大,所以紧紧地跟他缠斗。对方是甩我一条街的世界第一,要想赢他,必须得出奇制胜”。

艾伦将与罗伯逊在8日星期天展开决赛,决赛采用19局赛制,于伦敦时间下午1点,北京时间晚上9点开赛。是冠军卫冕还是黑马杀出?且拭目以待。

The standard was exceptional and the six centuries made between Selby and Robertson equalled the record for a best of 11, set by Robertson and Judd Trump in the 2016 Masters. Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty agreed it was the best 11-frame match they had ever witnessed.

“It was a brilliant match to be a part of,” said Robertson. “I think both of us really enjoyed being out there, playing like that and I think we both brought the best out of each other. I can’t really think of anything I missed and the centuries Mark was making were off really good long pots or fantastic safety shots to create chances.

Mark Allen stunned Judd Trump with an emphatic 6-1 semi-final victory to advance to the Champion of Champions final, where he’ll meet Neil Robertson on Sunday, at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
 
“I’m very, very happy,” said Allen. “It was a completely different performance from the O’Sullivan match but it had to be, because I’m not going to out-pot Judd over distance. I had to make sure I kept it tight and make it really tough for him. He is World No.1 by a mile so I knew I had to do something different to beat him.
Allen will meet Robertson in a repeat of the 2015 final over 19 frames on Sunday.