Robertson: I only slept for an hour and a half. Which is important for bonus and ranking?

News from the official website of the Chinese Billiards Association On October 29, 2017, the World Snooker International Championships kicked off in an all-round way. In a game in the morning, “Melbourne Machine” Neil Robertson defeated Gary Wilson 6-2 with 122 points to advance to the second round.


Although from the official data provided by the event, the “Melbourne Machine” has unabated firepower, but in an interview after the game, Robertson said that his condition was not good. “For me, playing games in the morning is still very difficult. I only slept for an hour and a half last night. In this regard, Chinese local players still have some advantages.” It seems that Robertson has not yet fully adapted to the jet lag.

Compared to Robertson, Mark Selby, now the number one in the world, is more prepared to face this problem. This week, Selby came to China ahead of schedule, participated in the CBSA Haining International Open and won the championship with 147 points in a single stroke in the final. Warming up + jet lag + making money, Selby had a very fulfilling week. “If someone pays me so much appearance fee, I think I will come to China in advance to participate in some games or activities.” Robertson said with a smile.

Three months ago, Neil Robertson participated in the Masters Tournament in Hong Kong. In the final, the “Melbourne Machine” defeated O’Sullivan 6-3 and won the championship, but this title did not help him improve his ranking. “Some competitions are not ranked but the prize money is very high, such as the Hong Kong Masters.” Robertson was full of praise for this event, “but some competitions can get ranking points, but the prize money is pitifully small. So, which is more important, prize money or ranking?” Robertson did not give his answer.

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