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Robertson defends Wuxi title

Australia's Neil Robertson beat Joe Perry 10-9 to win the Wuxi Classic in China for the second consecutive year.

Robertson, ranked No 3 in the world, led the contest 8-6 but Englishman Perry reeled off three frames in a row, including one on the black and another with a break of 93.

Trailing 9-8, however, Robertson produced a run of 87 to force a decider.

Perry, playing only the second ranking tournament final of his career, had the chance to seal victory in the 19th frame but his break went off course and he sat back down after scoring only 14.

Robertson made his opponent pay with a composed break of 78 to secure the 10th ranking title of his career and the 85,000 prize.

The 32-year-old's triumph puts him level with Jimmy White at seventh on the all-time winners' list.