New favourite

Since Ronnie O' Sullivan was sent packing by the Amateur James Cahill in probably the biggest upset in recent snooker memory, Neil 'The thunder from down under' Robertson is now the clear favourite to lift this years World Championship Trophy at the Crucible Theatre.

Roberston has been in fantastic form recently winning two of the last four ranking events he has played in and finishing runner-up in the other two. He has the all round game needed to win over the long format of the World Championships, as he showed when he won it in 2010 and to be honest it is a bit of a surprise that he has not put his name on the trophy a couple of times since.

Robertson is 9/4 @Betway