UK Championship: Graeme Dott defeats defending champion Neil Robertson
Last Updated: 03/12/14 11:24pm
Neil Robertson made a dramatic exit from the UK Championship after a 6-5 fourth-round defeat to Graeme Dott.
The defending champion looked to be on his way to an embarrassing loss when he trailed Dott 5-0 at York’s Barbican Centre, but Robertson dug in and reeled off five straight sets to force a decider.
Having registered five successive breaks of more than 50, Robertson was the favourite going into the final frame, but Dott finally clinched victory with a break of 56 to book a quarter-final date with Stuart Bingham.
It is the first time Dott has reached the last eight at the UK Championship since his world title-winning year of 2006, and he has never been beyond the semi-finals.
Elsewhere, there were no more heroics from Blackpool teenager James Cahill as his breakthrough week ended in a 6-2 defeat by Mark Davis.
The world number 100 saw off Ding Junhui 6-5 on Tuesday evening but the 18-year-old was never ahead against Davis.
Cahill pulled it back to 3-2 after losing three of the opening four frames, but breaks of 63 in frame six and 68 in frame seven helped Davis over the line.
Earlier, Anthony McGill potted the biggest win of his life as he toppled fellow Scot John Higgins in a thrilling contest, while ninth-ranked Bingham coasted to a 6-0 victory over Ricky Walden.