Fu Rallies To Level With Robertson
Marco Fu battled back to share the opening session 4-4 in their second round clash at the Betfred World Championship.
Fu rallied after a strong start from the Australian this morning. The Hong Kong potter staged another comeback on a larger scale earlier this week, he recorded a stunning 10-9 victory over Luca Brecel in the first round after trailing 7-1.
Robertson recently opened up about his problems with addiction to video games such as FIFA and League of Legends, which he has given up completely to aide his preparations for the World Championship. The 2010 winner is bidding to reach the Crucible quarter-finals for the seventh time if he can get past Fu.
The Thunder from Down Under burst out of the blocks this morning, making a century run of 105 to take the opener. Fu restored parity in the second frame, but from there Robertson stepped up a gear. Breaks of 62, 62 and 90 helped him to move 4-1 ahead.
Fu rallied and made a superb 118 break which he then backed up with 60 to make it 4-3. The Scottish Open Champion drew level after snatching the final frame of the morning on the pink to make it 4-4.
Barry Hawkins holds a 5-3 lead over 2006 World Champion Graeme Dott in their second round meeting.
Despite struggling this season, Dott always seems to save his best snooker for the Crucible and has appeared in the final on three occasions. He got off to a strong start this morning, moving 2-0 ahead after taking the second frame on the final black, punishing Hawkins for a missed pink.
The Hawk has been in good form this season and picked up his third ranking title at the World Grand Prix in February. He compiled a run of 91 in the last frame of the session to secure the 5-3 cushion.