Australian Goldfields Open: Neil Robertson to play Marco Fu in final

Last Updated: 13/07/13 2:36pm

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Neil Robertson: Into the final of his home tournament

Neil Robertson: Into the final of his home tournament

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Home favourite Neil Robertson came from behind twice to beat Mark Selby and book a place in the Australian Goldfields Open final for the first time.

The 31-year-old Melbourne-born world No 1 defeated Selby 6-3 in the ranking tournament in nearby Bendigo.

Robertson won the first frame but breaks of 68 and 63 gave his Leicester opponent a 2-1 advantage.

Although the Australian levelled the match, a break of 76-0 in the fifth frame restored Selby's lead.

However, Robertson levelled the match with an 86 and finished the contest strongly, restricting world No 2 Selby to just three points in the seventh frame and moving to the brink of victory with a break of 50 in the eighth.

The left-hander, world champion in 2010, finished the match in style, with a clearance of 138 ending Selby's hopes of a final appearance.

Fu through

Robertson will play Marco Fu in Sunday's final after the Hong Kong player held off a Robert Milkins' revival to seal a 6-4 success in a contest where the highest break was only 66.

Fu led 4-1 but was pegged back to 4-4 by the 37-year-old from Gloucester.

However, Fu - No 18 in the world - maintained his composure to see off the player ranked one place above him.

A break of 50 gave Fu the ninth frame and he snatched the 10th 51-49.

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