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Neil Robertson exits world snooker title

Press Association logoPress Association 24/04/2017

Marco Fu won a thrilling last-16 meeting with Australian snooker star Neil Robertson to set up a World Championship quarter-final date with defending champion Mark Selby.

Fu's 13-11 victory was full of drama as Robertson, a winner at the Crucible in 2010, missed on the black to take the contest to a deciding 25th frame.

The pair were locked at 10-10 at the interval before Robertson potted the black-ball decider in the next frame to go ahead, shouting a Leyton Hewitt-like 'come on' and beating the table in a rare show of emotion.

Fu responded by nudging back ahead and he looked to be cruising when up 57-0 in the penultimate frame.

But a kick on a routine red handed the initiative back to Robertson, who failed to take advantage when left with a long shot on the black that he could not sink, while his opponent did.

Selby remains on course for back-to-back crowns after booking a quarter-final place with a convincing 13-6 win over Xiao Guodong and says he is feeling little pressure in his bid to win a third title.

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