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Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Seal Last-8 Spot With Whitewash over Robertson

It was an interesting set of matches in the last-16 with everyone hustling and bustling for a spot in the last-8. Every minute was spoilt with an abundance of action. Scores were settled, revenge taken mad favourites knocked out.

One such interesting game was one between Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Neil Robertson. The blonde Robertson must have expected it to be a tough encounter, but it well turned out to be a one-sided affair.

Un-Nooh started on the front foot, racing into a 2-0 lead over the Aussie. Robertson, who must have been feeling a bit uneasy at the point, maintained his cool, aiming to get back into the game. However, Un-Nooh wouldn’t just give him a chance.

The Thai was in no mood for a battle. He desired an outright win and got it. At the end of the fourth frame, Robertson didn’t even sniff one frame. Un-Nooh was so much better and deserved the win, but by that scoreline?

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh is now poised to take on Jack Lisowski in the last-8 of the Scottish Open.
It could have been a meet between Un-Nooh and John Higgins, but the home favourite failed to get the job done against Lisowski. Lisowski wrapped things up with a 4-2 win to seal progress to the last-8. His win was helped by breaks of 95, 74, and 84.

However, Higgins will be glad it wasn’t an entirely bad game for him. Asides Lisowski coming out tops, another highlight of the encounter was when John Higgins reeled off a break of 109 in the third frame. With that century, the veteran has now gone past legendary Stephen Hendry and climbed into the second position on the all-time centuries list.

Elsewhere, David Gilbert also joined his folks at the last-8. He couldn’t do that without dispatching Shawn Murphy. With breaks of 57, 82, and 55, Shawn Murphy was well informed that his run in Glasgow had come to an end. He is now set to take on either of Judd Trump or Graeme Dott in the last-8.

It would be interesting to see how he fares against the world number one, Judd Trump should he go through against Graeme Dott.

Roland Arum

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