Robertson knocked out
Robertson loses in front of his home fans
Last Updated: July 12, 2012 10:30pm
Neil Robertson: Out of the Australian Goldfields Open
Home favourite Neil Robertson is out of the Australian Goldfields Open after losing 5-1 to Mark Davis in the second round.
Robertson made a strong start with a break of 88 to take the first frame but a kick in the second when he was on 39 let in Davis and the man from Sussex didn't look back.
"I started the game a bit slow," Davis told worldsnooker.com.
"I didn't get my hand on the table for a frame and a half really. The turning point was Neil getting a kick on the black in the second frame which was unfortunate for him and left me a good chance.
"That settled me down a bit and I played well after that. I scored really well, my safety was okay, and when I did play a bad safety I got away with it and didn't leave him anything which is a bit of the roll of the ball that you need."
Next up for Davis is a clash against Martin Gould in the quarter-finals after the 'Pinner Potter' edged a tight contest with Cao Yupeng 5-4.
Peter Ebdon reached the last eight earlier in the day with a 5-4 win over Ding Junhui in a lengthy encounter which lasted four hours and 50 minutes.
Matthew Selt progressed with a 5-3 success against Ryan Day, Barry Hawkins was a 5-2 victor over Matthew Stevens and Marco Fu defeated Jamie Burnett 5-1 in the other last 16 matches on Thursday.