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Last Updated: Monday, 30 October 2006, 12:11 GMT
Robertson hungry for more titles
Nathan Robertson
Robertson beat Jamie Cope 9-5 in the Grand Prix final
Neil Robertson is already looking for more success after landing his first ranking event title with victory in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix.

"Hopefully this is the start of many tournaments for me," said Robertson, who beat Jamie Cope in Sunday's final.

Robertson is the first Australian to win a ranking title and he is hoping he can inspire his compatriots.

"I'm going to do everything I can do to promote the sport, especially when I'm back home," said the Melbourne player.

"If kids in Australia start and play, because of the Australian culture and because Australians tend to be so hungry to win, Australia could produce quite a few good players."

Left-hander Robertson admitted that he had come close to quitting the sport five years ago.

"There was one point when I was 19 when I just got fed up with it (the game) and got fed up with the tour," said the 24-year-old.

"You have to commit so much and sacrifice so much. I wasn't that dedicated to the game.

"I was practising with the rest and actually tried to break my cue.

"That sort of turned it around a little bit. I was given a wildcard a few seasons ago and I couldn't mess that opportunity up.

"I had to come over here, practise all the time and thankfully I'm starting to get the rewards now."



SEE ALSO
Robertson clinches Aberdeen win
29 Oct 06 |  Snooker
Robertson reaches Aberdeen final
28 Oct 06 |  Snooker


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