Robertson sets Crucible targets

18 February 2019 03:27:05 EST

Neil Robertson is eager to sharpen up his game to give himself the best possible chance of winning a second World Championship later this year.

The Australian left-hander, who triumphed at the Crucible back in 2010, was speaking after claiming a second Welsh Open crown, withstanding a superb fightback from Stuart Bingham to secure a 9-7 victory in Cardiff.

I think I am definitely a player who is more than capable of being a multiple world champion.

Neil Robertson

And Robertson is clear about what he thinks he needs to concentrate on, being able to impose his own game on his opponents.

He told World Snooker: "I think I am definitely a player who is more than capable of being a multiple world champion. I just need to play with a lot of positivity and play matches on my terms.

"That is probably the first match I've played in a long time where I have felt it wasn't on my terms. I need to learn from that straight away and not let it happen again.

"You look at the World Championship winners in the last few years, they have all won it playing their game.

"I need to develop my style better to make it more threatening for the 17 days of the World Championship."

Robertson has won just one match across his last three visits to Sheffield, crashing out in the first round in both 2016 and 2018, with his loss just under 12 months ago a 10-5 reverse at the hands of Robert Milkins.

Robertson is currently priced at 1212/1 to win the 2019 World Championship, with Mark Selby 1212/1 and Judd Trump 8/15.

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