Neil Robertson became a initial actor to make a limit 147 mangle in a UK Championship final on his approach to violence Liang Wenbo 10-5.
The Australian done a ideal mangle in a sixth support of a compare in York – a third 147 of his career.
The span traded century breaks in a initial event withdrawal Robertson with a 5-3 advantage during a interval.
The subsequent 4 frames were common to make it 7-5, though Robertson won 3 in a quarrel to take a title.
‘It was about digging in’
“As a kid, we always wish to make a 147 on a BBC so it was a dream come true,” Robertson, who claimed a 11th ranking pretension of his career and second UK triumph, told BBC Sport.
“In a end, it was about digging in and nicking frames.”
The final featured dual left-handers with resisting personalities; a totalled universe series 3 Robertson and his individualist Chinese opponent, who frequently played to a throng and mostly slapped himself in a face.
Surprise finalist Liang, who changed into a tip 16 by reaching a final, added: “There was vigour and we don’t know why, we didn’t concentrate. The vigour shots we didn’t play really well.”
The pretentious maximum
Having seen Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh skip a final black on a limit bid progressing in a tournament, Robertson went one better.
He indispensable to disquiet a cluster of 3 reds to keep a mangle going and afterwards kept his cold to pot a pinkish with a rest, before punching a atmosphere as he sunk a final black.
Four-time UK champion Steve Davis described a mangle as “absolutely fantastic”.
“It was a clinical mangle early on, he picked a balls off nicely,” combined Davis. “Doing it in a large final is a noble achievement.”
How a compare unfolded
Robertson took a initial dual frames though Liang shortly staid in a compare with a 110. The span traded frames as a Aussie led 3-2, before compiling his shining 147 break.
The 2013 UK champion also took a subsequent frame, though Liang strike behind with a stoical 86 to route 5-3 after a initial session.
The male from China reduced a necessity serve with an 82 though Robertson responded with a mangle of 78 and also took a subsequent to lead 7-4.
Liang showed his battling qualities to take a 12th frame, though it was all Robertson from afterwards on.
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