Robertson sees off Doherty

Hendry relishing match-up with Higgins in round two

Last Updated: 22/04/12 9:54pm

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Neil Robertson: first win at The Cruicible for two years

Neil Robertson: first win at The Cruicible for two years

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The 2010 world champion Neil Robertson completed a 10-4 victory over Ken Doherty to set up a second-round clash with England's David Gilbert.

Dubliner Doherty - world champion 15 years ago - entered the session 7-2 in arrears and there was no way back.

The Australian, who lost to Judd Trump to relinquish his title in round one last year, said: "It's nice playing this year without being the defending champion. It's nice coming in under the radar."

Seven-time champion Stephen Hendry overcame a wobble to convert his 8-1 overnight lead over Stuart Bingham to a 10-4 victory.

When the evening's opening three frames went to Bingham, it raised the prospect of a comeback, but Hendry soon quashed that and goes on to tackle defending champion John Higgins in the second round.

The 43-year-old Scot, who finished off Bingham with a break of 96, said: "Everyone wants to be 8-1 up but it's hard to have the same intensity you had at the start of the match. I was pretty flat tonight and I think it showed. But I finished it off well.

"Overall I played really well in the match, topped off by the maximum which I'm delighted about.

"Now it's John and I can't wait, I'm really looking forward to it."

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