Robertson wins European snooker Masters

Australia's Neil Robertson has won the European Masters snooker title in Austria

Neil Robertson has marked Australia Day by whitewashing China's Zhou Yuelong to win the European Masters and claim the 17th ranking title of his career.

The 37-year-old from Melbourne romped to a 9-0 win, with his victory placing him joint sixth on the all-time list of ranking title triumphs alongside Mark Selby.

"You never expect a final to be played like that," Robertson told Eurosport.

"I played fantastically well, up there with my best-ever performance in a final, and I'm sure it won't be long before Zhou is in another ranking final."

Robertson edged two scrappy opening frames before polished breaks of 99, 128 and 82 made it 5-0.

Zhao, who was playing in his first ranking final, was unable to stem the tide as Robertson rattled off a break of 109 - his seventh century of the week.

Robertson closed out the match straight after the mid-match interval.

The only previous whitewash in a ranking final of similar length came at the 1989 Grand Prix when Steve Davis beat Dean Reynolds 10-0.