Snooker star Neil Robertson has poked enjoyable at his wild lockdown coiffure, joking that his llama-inspired locks had been behind his £150,000 win on Sunday evening.
The Australian, 39, put in a powerful efficiency to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 and declare the Tour Championship at Celtic Manor in Wales.
However in addition to the standard of his snooker, it was Robertson’s lengthy, curly blond hair that caught the eye of followers on social media.
Australian snooker star Neil Robertson caught the attention together with his curly lockdown coiffure
Roberston poses with Ronnie O’Sullivan earlier than beating him to win the Tour Championship
Robertson took to Twitter after storming to the twentieth rating title of his profession to share an image of his eye-catching new hairdo – which he debuted throughout the week-long event – and a snap of a llama.
The Aussie wrote: ‘The inspiration behind #20 thanks for the humorous memes and photograph edits guys. Made the week much more fulfilling and good to play so nicely too. See you in Sheffield.’
Robertson, who normally has shorter blond hair, neatly combed to at least one aspect, was not alone when it got here to creating comparisons, with snooker followers fast to liken him to plenty of characters from stage and display screen.
Robertson took to Twitter to joke that his triumphant new look had been impressed by a llama
Robertson, pictured in August of final 12 months, has been pressured to ditch his previous coiffure for a brand new look in lockdown
Twitter consumer @danielgarston replied to Robertson with an image of Annie, the curly red-haired star of the movie and musical of the identical identify, and wrote: ‘Sensible efficiency, good to see you again to your best possible. Good luck in Sheffield.’
Robertson’s hair was additionally in comparison with that of actor Jon Pertwee throughout his position as Physician Who again within the early Seventies. Posting an image of Pertwee throughout an episode, Twitter consumer @steve_kernow wrote: ‘Good to see such top quality snooker. Like a younger model of Dr. Who’.
The seventies theme continued within the replies to Robertson’s llama submit, with Alan Murphy likening the Aussie’s blond mop to cartoon character Robbo within the present ‘Assist!… It is the Hair Bear Bunch!’
Robertson gained the final six frames to seal an excellent 10-4 win in opposition to O’Sullivan within the Tour Championship, having been tied at 4-4 going into the night session.
The 39-year-old made his fifth century break of the match within the remaining body and was untouchable after the motion resumed
Snooker followers had been fast to match Robertson to plenty of characters, together with Annie
One other Twitter consumer likened Robertson to actor John Pertwee in Physician Who again within the Seventies
The Aussie’s new hairdo was additionally in comparison with Robbo’s in Seventies cartoon The Hair Bear Bunch
Robertson, the world No 3, has gained a rating occasion for 16 successive calendar years, whereas O’Sullivan has now reached 5 finals this season, shedding all of them.
O’Sullivan stated in his post-match interview on ITV that he had by no means seen anybody play in addition to Robertson had accomplished within the night session.
‘His cue motion is simply ridiculous,’ O’Sullivan advised ITV. ‘Straight by the ball, tempo would not change, opens his again hand such as you’ve by no means seen anybody open it earlier than. It is simply ridiculous actually.
‘Unbelievable. He made it appear to be he was taking part in on a pool desk as we speak. I am unable to compete with that. I simply have to take a seat again and luxuriate in it. Superb play.’
Robertson gained revenge for his defeat to O’Sullivan within the remaining two years in the past, beating him for the primary time in a multiple-session match.
‘If I will compete nicely on the World Championship this 12 months, then that is the form of efficiency I’ve to place in,’ Robertson stated on ITV.
Robertson put in an excellent efficiency to beat O’Sullivan and win £150,000 on Sunday evening
‘I’ve to be there each session and I feel I’ve accomplished that in all of my matches this week. I have been there each session.’
Each gamers compiled two century breaks within the first session, which ended all-square at 4-4.
Robertson took the second body with a 103 to make it 1-1 earlier than making a 133 clearance within the fifth body.
O’Sullivan, who had registered his first ton (128) within the third body to go 2-1 forward, hit again to take the final two frames of the session.
Robertson made a break of 93 within the first body of the night session to go 5-4 up and by no means appeared again.
Main 6-4, a break of 123 put him 7-4 forward and additional scores of 119 and 114, within the twelfth and remaining frames respectively underlined his full dominance.