Ebdon upsets Robertson 5-1 to book quarterfinal berth in snooker China Open

08:15, April 01, 2011      

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Seasoned English Peter Ebdon beat "The Melbourne Machine" Neil Robertson 5-1 to progress into the last eight of 2011 World Snooker China Open here on Thursday.

"Peter stayed on the table for a long time and kept me stayed on the cold chair," said Robertson. "Everything I did went terrible but everything he did went perfect."

World No. 3 Robertson was 0-4 down at the interval, while determined "The Force" Ebdon made two half of centries.

"When I was four-zero behind, I thought if I could start to begin with few more chances and play better, maybe the fortune would start to swing to my way," Robertson said.

Yet even he did make a 80 break to dominate the fifth frame, but still were lack of luck later on as he dropped the final frame at 57-78.

"It's just one of those amazing matches. No matter how hard you tried to do some different things, it just doesn't work," he said.

Ebdon will face compatriot genius Judd Trump who was half of Ebdon's age but conquered veteran Mark Davis 5-2.

Source: Xinhua
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