Neil Robertson v John Higgins live stream | Tour Championship 2022 preview
Neil Robertson is seeking his fourth title of the season when he takes on John Higgins in the Tour Championship final on Sunday.
Just two players remain as this season’s Cazoo Series draws to a conclusion at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, with a top prize of £150,000 up for grabs.
And it has been a hugely successful series for reigning champion Robertson, who is appearing in his third successive final after seeing off Mark Allen and Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Already guaranteed the bonus of £150,000 regardless of today’s result, the Thunder captured the Players Championship title in February and was runner-up to O’Sullivan at the World Grand Prix before Christmas.
Having also landed the English Open – beating Higgins 9-8 in the final – and Masters crowns, the Australian is now looking to win four trophies in a single season for the first time.
In fact, Robertson has gone on to win five of the last six ranking events in which he has beaten Higgins, including the 2015 UK Championship and 2009 Grand Prix.
The Wizard has won one of his three previous showdowns with the 2010 World champion in a final; prevailing 4-1 in the 2013 Bulgarian Open showpiece.
The four-time Crucible king is no stranger to finals this season. Indeed, this is his sixth – although four of the previous five have ended in defeat.
Having only qualified at the last minute following Kyren Wilson’s defeat by Robert Milkins in the Gibraltar Open final, Higgins has certainly capitalised on his unexpected opportunity.
Though not at his mind-boggling best, the 31-time ranking event winner has demonstrated his trademark battling qualities; overturning an 8-4 deficit to edge out Zhao Xintong 10-9, before recovering from 3-0 down to defeat Luca Brecel 10-7.
The match gets under way from 1pm BST for a maximum of eight frames before resuming to a finish over the best of 19 from 7.30pm.