Robertson tips O'Sullivan for title
May 03, 2012 09:33:23 UK
Neil Robertson has backed Ronnie O'Sullivan to go all the way in the World Championships following his quarter-final victory.
O'Sullivan won 10 of the last 15 frames in their last-16 clash to seal a 13-10 victory over Robertson, who won the tournament two years ago.
It would be great to win another one but there's a long way to go. Ronnie O'Sullivan
The Rocket will face Matthew Stevens in the semi-finals and looks in ominous form, winning the first four frames of the middle session on Wednesday in less than an hour. O'Sullivan is 1.20 to win the match while Stevens can be backed at 5.00.
"It's looking good for him," admitted Robertson after his defeat. "He looks really focused and he didn't lose the plot at all.
"If he approaches all his matches (in the same way), he'll run away with this tournament easily."
Three-time champion O'Sullivan, who is 1.25 to win the tournament, said he was enjoying himself after reaching his first semi-final since 2008, but insisted he would not be too upset if he fails to make the final.
"It would be great to win another one but there's a long way to go and everyone left in it is capable of winning this event," said the 36-year-old.
"Neil was the man to beat and then I saw (Stephen) Maguire beat Stephen Hendry, so it's down to a roll of the dice.
"I just need to make the most of these occasions now. I'm just pleased I've had a little run and if I get through another match, great. If I don't, no big deal."
The other semi-final sees Ali Carter take on Stephen Maguire.
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