Neil Robertson

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Full Name Neil Robertson
Age 38 Years Old
Nick Name The Thunder from Down Under, The Melbourne Machine
Gender Male
Famous As Snooker Player
Birth Date February 11, 1982
Birth Place Melbourne

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An Australian professional snooker player is named for Neil Robertson who made his first breakthrough into the top professional ranks in the 2006/2007 season. Moreover, he won the 2010 World Championship and was the world number one later in the same year, a ranking that he attained again in 2013 and 2014. He won the 2019 Champion of Champions tournament for the second time in his career on 10th November. He is the only Australian to have won a ranking event and was undefeated in his first six televised finals. He has compiled more than 650-century breaks in professional competition and in the 2013/2014 season he became the first player to make 100 centuries in a single season. Recently, he won Coral World Grand Prix at Cheltenham Racecourse. He is nicknamed as The Thunder from Down Under, The Melbourne Machine.

Neil Robertson Playing Snooker

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Neil Robertson wins Coral World Grand Prix at Cheltenham Racecourse

Neil Robertson has won Cheltenham’s Coral World Grand Prix after beating Graeme Dott 10-8 at The Centaur at the Racecourse. The 2010 World Champion found himself within one frame of the match early in the evening, but Dott clawed his way back and almost pushed for a decider late into the night. He made five-century breaks, including a 142 which was the highest break in the tournament taking his total prize money up to £110,000 for the week. The Thunder From Down Under was on route to winning the match with his 700th career century but was it was cut short when he missed the green. He will have to wait until at least Tuesday, his birthday, to achieve the milestone. Following the battle, Robertson felt relieved to finally get the job done. “At 9-5 I was absolutely cruising, up until that point it would have one of my great performances in the final, and then I just overran the red. After that, I started to slow down, and I felt really tired. Graeme never gave in at all, and he’s an absolute master in that,” Robertson said. His run in Cheltenham means he has won two of the last three events on the World Snooker Tour. He made the final in the other event. As a result of this, Robertson believes he is in the best form of his life. “I’ve continued where I left off last season. I got four finals in a row last season, I’ve managed to do three in three weeks now which is a big hurdle, and I’m always looking to improve as a player,” he added.

Neil Robertson With Trophy

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What is the birthplace of Neil Robertson?

On 11th February 1982, Neil Robertson was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is Australian by nationality and his ethnicity is White. He is now based in Cambridge, England. He has previously practiced at Willie Thorne's snooker club in Leicester and Cambridge Snooker Centre but is now based at WT's Snooker and Sporting Club in Cambridge. There is no information about his parents, education and more but it will be added soon. 

How old is Neil Robertson?

As of 2020, he celebrated his 37th birthday with his friends. He celebrated his birthday every year on 11th February. 

How was Neil Robertson Career (Beginning-Present)?

  • At the small age of fourteen, Neil Robertson began his snooker career and became the youngest player to make a century break in an Australian ranking event.
  • He began his professional career in the 1998/1999 season.
  • He reached the third qualifying round of the 1999 World Championship at the age of 17. 
  • He won the World Under-21 Snooker Championship in New Zealand which earned him a vital wildcard spot on the subsequent WPBSA Main Tour. 
  • He won the qualifying tournament for a wildcard place at the 2004 Masters but he subsequently lost 2–6 to Jimmy White in the first round.
  • He moved up to the top 32 in the rankings, reaching the final stages of 6 of the 8 tournaments, despite having to play at least 2 qualifying matches for each one in 2004-2005 season. 
  • He qualified for the final stages of the 2005 World Championship, losing 7-10 to Stephen Hendry in the first round.
  • In the 2005/2006 season, he continued to progress, moving up to the top 16 of the rankings at the end of the season. 
  • He made his breakthrough in the 2006/2007 season.
  • After finishing top of his group at the 2006 Grand Prix's round-robin stage (he lost only one match: his opener against Nigel Bond by 2-3), he then beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 in the quarter-finals of the event.
  • He beat Alan McManus 6–2 in the semis, to reach his first major final, where he faced a fellow first-time finalist, the unseeded Jamie Cope, whom he beat comfortably by 9-5 to win his first-ever professional ranking tournament.
  • The win earned Robertson £60,000, his highest amount of money earned in one tournament.
  • He reached the second round of the 2007 World Championship, losing 10-13 to Ronnie O'Sullivan despite at one stage winning six frames in a row.
  • He started 2007/2008 season poorly, making early exits in three of the first four ranking events, plus the 2008 Masters and 2008 Malta Cup.
  • He did reach the quarter-finals of the 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy after wins over Jamie Cope and Ian McCulloch. 
  • He finished the season ranked 10th, but outside the top sixteen on the one-year list.
  • In his 2008-2009 season, he reached the final of the 2008 Bahrain Championship, where he played Matthew Stevens
  • The match lasted almost 6 hours in total, with the Australian edging it 9-7.
  • During the 2009 Masters Robertson and opponent, Stephen Maguire set a record of 5 consecutive century breaks where he made 2 centuries, and Maguire made 3, with the 3rd sealing a 6-3 win over the Australian.
  • At the 2009 World Championship, he defeated Steve Davis, Ali Carter and Stephen Maguire to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship for the first time, before losing to Shaun Murphy 14-17 (after at one stage recovering from 7-14 behind to level at 14-14).
  • He clinched the 2009 Grand Prix trophy in Glasgow with a 9-4 win over China's Ding Junhui in the final in October 2009.
  • At the 2010 World Championship, he defeated Fergal O'Brien 10–5 in the first round. 
  • He faced Ali Carter in the semi-finals, winning 17-12 to reach the final. 
  • There he defeated 2006 champion Graeme Dott 18-13 to become only the third player from outside the UK (and only the second from outside the UK and Ireland), and the first Australian, to become world champion in the modern era of the game.
  • The win took him to a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the following season.
  • Although the record books show Australian Horace Lindrum triumphed in 1952.
  • He started the 2010-2011 season by losing in the first round of the 2010 Shanghai Masters to Peter Ebdon.
  • At the World Open, he was drawn in the last 64 against Graeme Dott in a repeat of their world final, he won 3-1 and went on to beat David Morris, Andrew Higginson, Ricky Walden, and Mark Williams before producing an assured display to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 in the final, to confirm his position as the eighth world number 1 in snooker.
  • He was invited to the Premier League Snooker, where he reached the semi-final but lost 1-5 against O'Sullivan.
  • He reached the quarter-final of the UK Championship, where he lost 7-9 against Shaun Murphy.
  • He reached the quarter-final of the Masters but lost 4-6 against Mark Allen.
  • He lost in the second round, 1-4 against Graeme Dott at the Welsh Open and 1-5 against Peter Ebdon at the China Open.
  • He could not defend his World Snooker Championship trophy, as he lost 8-10 in the first round against eventual finalist Judd Trump.
  • His 2011-2012 season started in a disappointing fashion as he lost 4-5 to Dominic Dale in the last 16 of his home tournament-the Australian Goldfields Open.
  • He won the 2012 Masters by defeating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final. 
  • He lost in the quarter-finals of the China Open 3-5 to Peter Ebdon, before drawing 1997 champion Ken Doherty in the first round of the World Championship.
  • He finished the season ranked world number 7.
  • He began the 2012-2013 season poorly as he lost in the first round of the Wuxi Classic and the second round of the Australian Goldfields Open and the Shanghai Masters.
  • At the inaugural International Championship in Chengdu, China, he saw off Ryan Day, Matthew Stevens, Lu Haotian and Shaun Murphy 9-5 in the semi-finals to reach the final.
  • He started 2013 by attempting to defend his Masters' title. 
  • He returned to winning ways at the China Open by winning his seventh career ranking event.
  • He finished the season ranked world number two for the second time in his career.
  • He made the second official maximum break of his career in the Wuxi Classic qualifiers against Mohamed Khairy in May 2013. 
  • He defeated John Higgins 10-7 in the final to secure his eighth ranking event title in the main stage of the tournament. 
  • On 8th December 2013, he beat Mark Selby 10-7 in the final of the UK Championship, becoming the first overseas player to win all Triple Crown events.
  • In January 2014, during the Championship League, he reached 63-century breaks in a single professional season, breaking the previous record of 61 centuries held by Judd Trump.
  • At the China Open, he won a trio of deciding frames before beating Graeme Dott and Ali Carter to reach the final, where he lost 10-5 to Ding Junhui.
  • He ended the campaign as the world number three.
  • He beat Shaun Murphy on the final black in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Wuxi Classic to win 5-4 and then beat Barry Hawkins 6-3 to reach the opening ranking event final of the 2014/2015 season.
  • He was beaten in the final of the event for the second year in a row, this time 9-5 against Judd Trump, but reclaimed the world number one spot afterward.
  • He had early exits at the Shanghai Masters and International Championship and was knocked out at the semi-final stage of the Champion of Champions 6-4 by Trump.
  • He trailed Graeme Dott 5–0 in the fourth round of the UK Championship, but then made five breaks above 50 which included two centuries to draw level, before falling short of a big comeback as Dott took the final frame to win 6-5.
  • In the final Robertson suffered the heaviest defeat in the Masters since 1988 as Shaun Murphy thrashed him 10-2.
  • He won his only European Tour event this year at the Gdynia Open by beating Mark Williams 4-0, meaning he has now claimed three titles in Poland during his career.
  • He enjoyed comfortable 10-2 and 13-5 wins over Jamie Jones and Ali Carter to face Barry Hawkins in the quarter-finals of the World Championship. 
  • He made 11 centuries in the event which included a 143 in the first round, a 145 in the second and 141 and 142 breaks in the final session of his match with Hawkins.
  • In his 2015-2016 season, he exited in round one of the first two ranking events and 6-4 to Mark Selby in the quarter-finals of the International Championship.
  • He became the first player to make a 147 break in a Triple Crown final in the sixth frame of his match with Liang Wenbo.
  • In 2017, he did not lose more than one frame in any match as he reached the final at the Riga Masters where he secured his 12th ranking title with a 5-2 win over Michael Holt and reached the semi-finals of the World Open, but lost 6-2 to Joe Perry.
  • He started his 2018 season at the 2018 Riga Masters, winning the event for the second time in three years by defeating Stuart Carrington in the semi-final and then Jack Lisowski 5-2 in the final. 
  • He also reached the final at the 2018 International Championship but lost against Mark Allen 5-10.
  • He won the Welsh Open winning 9-7 over Stuart Bingham, and he became runner-up in the Players Championship and Tour Championship to Ronnie O'Sullivan. Neil also reached the semi-final of the Masters losing to eventual winner Judd Trump 6-3.
  • He won the China Open after defeating Lisowski 11-4 in the final.
  • He ended his season at the World Snooker Championship where he defeated Michael Georgiou 10-1, before defeating Shaun Murphy 13-6 in the second round. 
  • He then played John Higgins in the quarter-finals, where he lost 10-13.

Is Neil Robertson Married?

Neil Robertson With His Wife And Child

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Yes, Neil Robertson is a married person with his Norwegian fiance, Mille Fjelldal whom he met in 2008. The duo was also blessed with a son named Alexander and a daughter named Penelope. His wife had been due to give birth to Alexander while Robertson was playing in the World Championship final, but he was not born until eight days later, on 12 May 2010. On 17 March 2019, the couple welcomed their second child, daughter Penelope. As of today, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. 

What is the Net Worth of Neil Robertson?

The net worth of this famous snooker player will be surely in million as he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his career. His major source of earning is from his snooker career. He has made £4,360,645 from his career winnings. As of now, the net worth, as well as the salary of Neil, is under review as it has not revealed by any sources yet but it will be updated soon once the details got revealed. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Neil Robertson?

Neil Robertson is a very handsome person with a tall height of six feet of 1.83 m. His balanced weight consists of 76 Kg. His other body measurements such as chest size, biceps size is still to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a slim body build.