Robertson in English Open snooker final

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Australian snooker ace Neil Robertson has set up an English Open final clash with Scotland's John Higgins.

The 39-year-old Victorian rallied from 4-2 down to beat England's Mark King in a tense semi-final in Milton Keynes on Saturday night.

A missed blue by King in the eighth frame, on the verge of going 5-3 up and to within a frame of victory, proved crucial as Robertson pinched that frame, took the next with his second century of the match and then wrapped it up with an 84.

"There were a lot of really tough frames - it wasn't negative stuff from either of us, the balls just happened to run a certain way and Mark was very good in those situations," said Robertson.

"The really good red I potted to make the 111 (in frame seven) sort of kick-started a bit of rhythm for myself and Mark missed a really tricky blue to go 5-3 up and I closed out the last two frames really well."

Higgins also came from behind, beating Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan in a final-frame decider after being down 4-2 and 5-3 in their semi-final.

Both players spurned chances to win the tense decider, with O'Sullivan missing a routine black off its spot before Higgins, who rattled a simple green with the finish line in sight, eventually took his opportunity.

"We were both gone in the last frame," Higgins said after reaching his 53rd ranking final.

"It is a tough game. I know sometimes the top players make it look easy, Ronnie more than anyone, but it is a tough game when you are out there with the pressure on."

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