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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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