Robertson seeks to pressure Ronnie

January 16, 2015 08:25:20 UK

World number one Neil Robertson is determined to put Ronnie O’Sullivan under pressure when the pair meet in the semi-finals of The Masters.

O’Sullivan heads into the clash on the back of having set a new record for most career centuries, making his 776th three-figure break in his 6-1 quarter-final win over Marco Fu.

The way I’ve beaten him in the past is by attacking him and scoring heavily.

Neil Robertson

However, Robertson is in no mood to give ground to The Rocket, having been in superb from himself in seeing off Ali Carter 6-1 in their last-eight encounter – recording two centuries and three more breaks in excess of 50.

Robertson told World Snooker: “If you can get on top of him and put him under pressure, he’ll make mistakes like anyone else – you have to capitalise on your chances.

“I’ve got a good conversion rate of winning tournaments after beating Ronnie and I rise to the occasion when I play him. We always have good matches and there’s a lot of mutual respect there.

“The way I’ve beaten him in the past is by attacking him and scoring heavily, so that’s what I’ll try to do.”

O’Sullivan is hunting a sixth Masters title, which would draw him level with Stephen Hendry, while Robertson is hoping to add to the title he won at Ally Pally in 2012.

The Australian left-hander is 2.62 to reach the final, with O’Sullivan 1.50 to defeat Robertson and 6.00 to do so by a 6-4 scoreline.

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