Robertson puts out Stevens
Neil Robertson reached the quarter-finals of the International Championship with a 6-2 win over Matthew Stevens in Chengdu.
Robertson came back from losing the first frame to go 2-1 up with a break of 100, and finally took a long fourth frame by potting the pink and black after missing two chances to win it.
He returned from the interval with a 63 and, after Stevens cut the deficit to 4-2, the Australian sealed victory with breaks of 75 and 85, the latter having earlier missed a simple black off its spot.
Robertson wrote on Twitter: "Through to the quarters with a win over Matthew Stevens. Played quite well, hopefully keep it going."
He will face 14-year-old home sensation Lu Haotian, who made the most of his walkover against the absent Ronnie O'Sullivan by upsetting world number 23 Dominic Dale.
Lu came from 3-1 down to level at 3-3 and twice more pegged Dale back after the Welshman had nudged a frame ahead.
Having potted pink and black to set up a decider, the youngster could only make 27 from his first chance. He led by 14 with the colours remaining and, after Dale cleared the baulk colours, the elder man fouled and Lu potted blue and pink for a memorable win.
China Open winner Peter Ebdon continued his impressive form in Asia with a straightforward dismissal of Scotland's Steven Maguire.
The 2002 world champion took three of the four frames before the interval and wasted little time in wrapping up a 6-1 victory once the players returned.
The session's other match, between Marco Fu and Mark Davis, will have to finish after the conclusion of one of this evening's games after slow play saw the players taken off the table with two frames outstanding.
There was some fluent play before the interval, as a 67 in the opening frame helped Davis into a 2-0 lead and Fu levelled at 2-2 with the aid of a half-century of his own in frame three, but it was scrappy fare thereafter and play was suspended with Fu leading 5-4.