Neil Robertson has beaten John Higgins 9-8 to win the BetVictor English Open!
He'll lift the Steve Davis Trophy and head home with £70,000. The Thunder from Down Under now has 21 ranking titles to his name.
The Australian led 5-3, with the help of two centuries, but Higgins reeled off four frames in a row at the start of the evening session to go 7-5 up.
Robertson then fought back from 8-6 down to force a decider and, after Higgins missed a red when well placed, won it with a 65 break.
"It's an unbelievable feeling winning this tournament," said Robertson.
Speaking to Eurosport, he added: "I found something from somewhere and I seemed to play my best snooker towards the end of the match."
Robertson, who lost last year's final 9-8 to Judd Trump, made breaks of 140 and 123 in building his 5-3 lead in the opening session.
He was not as fluent at the start of the final session but then improved and knocked in a 120 to force a decider.
Scot Higgins had led 8-6 in the recent Northern Ireland Open before losing 9-8 to Mark Allen and suffered the same outcome.
"The last two finals I really do think shows I've not really got it at this level," said Higgins.
"Neil was unbelievable - what a player and what a champion. "It was a great final to be involved in, I came out the loser again but every credit to him."
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