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TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
JOHN HIGGINS AND CLAIM TITLE

Neil Robertson defended the Tour Championship title he won 12 months ago,

but was put to the test by John Higgins.

Higgins has been to a string of finals this season without getting the job done and

it happened again when spectators in Llandudno were treated to an impressive game of pool.

Neil Robertson produced a comeback for history by beating John Higgins 10-9 to win the Tour Championship for the second year in a row.

The Aussie came back from 9-4 down to shock Higgins and win his fourth title of the season.

It will be a bitter pill to swallow for Higgins, as he was the better player for much of the competition,

hitting in five centuries, but was beaten by Robertson in a final for the second time this season after a painful 9-8 loss at the English Open.

The focus will now shift to the Crucible, and both Higgins and Robertson will be able to have confidence in the World Championship after a high-profile affair in Llandudno,

The first frame of the night mirrored the opening frame of the match, and both had opportunities.

A loose safety from Robertson handed Higgins a scope on the final red and he pocketed it in the green pocket and cleared the pink to reset a three-frame cushion.

Higgins extended his lead to four frames thanks to breaks of 33 and 68, while Robertson paid the price for missing a hard red to left middle.

Robertson saw a red move in the jaws of the lower left before sitting out early in the 11th frame, and soon after played a lax safety that resulted in Higgins extending his lead to five frames.

After seeing Higgins run three frames in a row to start the night, Robertson stopped the rot with a 91 to keep his hopes alive.

Higgins is never one to back down, and he came back after the final interval to score a long, bright red and set up a break 84 to move the Scot within a frame of the title.

Robertson stayed in the hunt by taking frames 14 and 15 to cut Higgins' lead to three frames.

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