Ross Muir stuns defending champion Neil Robertson at Scottish Open

Ross Muir was in excellent form against Neil Robertson. Pic: TSPL
Ross Muir was in excellent form against Neil Robertson. Pic: TSPL
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Edinburgh snooker player Ross Muir recorded one his biggest wins of his career after defeating defending champion Neil Robertson in the Scottish Open.

Muir, 23, had lost all four of previous encounters with former world champion Robertson and it looked if this second-round clash at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena would follow the same pattern after the Australian moved 2-1 ahead.

However, world number 94 Muir won the final three frames, including hitting a break of 98, to prevail 4-2 and secure a winnable third-round tie with England’s Sam Baird, who is ranked 101 in the world.

Meanwhile Scott Donaldson, who plays out of the Locarno club in the Capital, lost his second-round tie to Graeme Dott, going down 4-1 to his fellow Scot.