Snooker

Neil Robertson extends world ranking lead

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Robertson won his eighth ranking event. (©GettyImages)
Robertson won his eighth ranking event. (©GettyImages).

Neil Robertson has stretched his lead at the top of the snooker world rankings following his victory in the Wuxi Classic. 

Robertson played John Higgins in the final last week and managed to come back from 5-2 down to win 10-7.

The 31-year-old Australian, who has won eight ranking tournaments including the 2010 World Championship, now leads Mark Selby by over 6,000 points.

Wuxi runner-up Higgins has risen to sixth place, just behind Stephen Maguire and Shaun Murphy. 

However, the 38-year-old four-time World Champion and former world number one still sits someway behind the leading trio of Robertson, Selby and Judd Trump. 

Ronnie O'Sullivan, who has not competed since his victory at the Crucible last month, comes in at 22. 

A list of the top 20 players (and their ranking points) can be seen below:

1. Neil Robertson 88060
2. Mark Selby 81340
3. Judd Trump 78340
4. Shaun Murphy 69540
5. Stephen Maguire 66180
6. John Higgins 64515
7. Stuart Bingham 63900
8. Mark Allen 63720
9. Barry Hawkins 61760
10. Ricky Walden 61025
11. Ding Junhui 60620
12. Matthew Stevens 58540
13. Mark Williams 56920
14. Graeme Dott 55800
15. Ali Carter 54995
16. Mark Davis 54480
17. Robert Milkins 54020
18. Marco Fu 52110
19. Joe Perry 48840

20. Andrew Higginson 46015


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