Robertson cashes in with snooker title

Australia's Neil Robertson has won his second Champion of Champions title to pocket Stg150,000 ($A280,000) - one of the richest prizes in snooker.

The former world No.1 and 2010 world champion won a thrilling final over top ranked Judd Trump 10-9.

The 37-year-old Robertson - who accounted for the mercurial Ronnie O'Sullivan in a superb semi-final - was overcome with emotion immediately after his final win as he earned a hug from his son Alexander.

"It's the best match I've ever been involved in and I'm sure a lot of people here would say it's the best they've ever seen," he told ITV 4 after adding to his 2015 Champion of Champions.

"The standard overall was incredible, there were a lot of centuries and a couple of frames on the black.

"We never backed down, we kept playing the shots, and that's the sort of snooker people want to see."

The title victory in Coventry was Robertson's third this year.

He won the Welsh Open in February - for Stg70,000 ($A130,000) - and the lucrative China Open in April - for Stg225,000 ($A420,000).

Robertson was twice runner-up to O'Sullivan in March - at the Players Championship and the Tour Championship to add another Stg110,000 ($A205,000) in prize money.

Robertson's hopes in the final of the elite 16-player Champion of Champions seemed over when he trailed 9-8 and needed a snooker to tie the 18th frame of a high-calibre match.

But he got his snooker and potted the re-spotted black to tie the match.

Robertson then made a winning clearance of 137 - his fifth century break of the match.

"You go into the decider and all you want is one chance," he said.

"Judd was very brave going for the long red from my break-off, and if he pots it he probably wins the match."