Neil Robertson latest ex-champ to exit World Championship
Last Updated: 20/04/16 11:20am
Neil Robertson became the fifth former champion to exit the World Championship as he lost 10-6 to Michael Holt on Tuesday.
The first round claimed another major scalp as 2010 winner Robertson bowed out despite scoring two centuries in the morning session.
Holt matched that feat and more, posting the tournament's highest break of 140 as he went into the evening 6-3 ahead before opening a 9-4 advantage.
The Australian briefly threatened to mount a comeback as he won back-to-back frames for 9-6, but a 65 break helped Holt close out the match and set up a meeting with Mark Williams.
Four previous winners - Graeme Dott, Peter Ebdon, Shaun Murphy and current holder Stuart Bingham - had already fallen to first-round exits, but 2014 champion Mark Selby ground out a 10-6 win over Robert Milkins on Tuesday.
And four-time winner John Higgins will meet Ricky Walden in the second round after a comfortable 10-3 victory over Ryan Day.