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Robertson became the fourth player to reach 800 career centuries on Tuesday (ChinaImages/SIPA USA/PA Images)

Neil Robertson says he is targeting 1,000 centuries after taking his career tally to 800 at the Champion of Champions on Tuesday.

The two-time winner of the popular invitational event achieved the milestone during his 4-2 victory over Mark Williams at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

Robertson produced a brilliant break of 100 in frame four of the Group Four opener as he became only the fourth player to reach 800 tons after Ronnie O’Sullivan (1,118), John Higgins (854) and Judd Trump (817).

Delighted to be part of such an exclusive club, the big-scoring Australian now has his sights set on joining O’Sullivan on quadruple-figures.

“It’s brilliant to be a part of that group. It’s nice to get to 800,” he told Live Snooker.

“Judd’s rampaging along as well and Ronnie’s obviously got over 1,000.

“That’ll be the target for me in my career. Hopefully, I can really push on and it would be great to get to 1,000.”

As well as his usual scoring power, Robertson also demonstrated brilliant determination against fellow left-hander Williams.

The Thunder overturned 69-0 and 54-0 deficits to snatch the opening two frames on the black, while a run of 66 sealed victory.

“I thought it was a really good match. We both went for our shots and made some really good breaks,” added the world number three, who will play Kyren Wilson in the Group Four final.

“I thought Mark was quite unlucky at the start of the match; he could have quite easily been 2-0 up and probably deserved to be.

“Winning those first two frames – in the context of how we were both playing – was really important.

“I seemed to put myself in a really good position to win the match and made a good break in the last frame.”

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