Jack Lisowski looks at the Crucible title after Neil Robertson’s victory: ‘Let’s get it!’

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Jack Lisowski Beat Neil Robertson in a Crucible Classic (Image: Getty Images)

Jack Lisowski has declared himself ready to become world champion after his epic 13-12 victory over Neil Robertson in the second round of Crucible.

The amazing game saw Robertson with 147 in defeat while there were six centuries across the match in total.

There was drama throughout and especially in the final session where Lisowski led 10-7 before losing four frames on spin, including the sovereign maximum from Robertson.

The Englishman, however, showed determination, and a couple of half-centuries forced a decision, with a break of 72 in the 24th frame, which ensured that the competition went all the way.

The predictably nervous decision-maker saw Lisowski keep his nerves up and get over the line, creating a huge roar from the Crucible crowd, who were completely behind the man still looking for his first rankings.

Before the tournament started, Jackpot said he did not really feel ready to become world champion and was hoping to find inspiration in Crucible.

Beating the season’s best player in an epic way on the sport’s biggest stage may have just made him believe.

“Yes, I’m ready now,” he said. ‘It’s a week later, I’m ready for it now. I have won two matches, beaten the best player in the world.

‘I said it to myself, I looked at myself in the mirror at. 12-12 and thought, “Cor, can you win the World Cup?” I thought, “Yeah, come on man, let’s try.

‘I was just trying to think good things. I made the decision that I’m trying to win this Worlds, I want to win it, I’m ready to win it, so let’s get it.

‘To then beat Neil from 12-12, beat him in a decision. I probably would not have thought it was possible at the beginning of the week. I’m inspired now. ‘

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Neil Robertson’s wait for another world title continues (Image: Getty Images)

The fact that the opponent was the current Masters champion, who has also won three rankings this season, made it even more special for Lisowski.

The Thunder from Down Under has handed out some big defeats to Jackpot, and it means a lot to get taken over by him.

“It’s crazy he beat me here last year, beat me in two finals, I felt like I never had the edge on him in a big fight,” Lisowski told the BBC.

‘I just said to myself,’ I want to be a top snooker player, so I have to take all that out of my head and try everything to beat him during those three days. ‘

‘I tried my best every session and just pissed him off eventually there.’

Things will not get any easier for Lisowski, who will take on John Higgins in the quarter-finals, which start on Tuesday afternoon.

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