General Cup Glory For Davis

Just a few days on from his victory against Neil Robertson in the final of the Six Red World Championship, Mark Davis yesterday repeated that feat, with a comprehensive 7-2 victory against the world number one in the final of the General Cup International in Hong Kong.

The fifth staging of the event, won previously by the likes of Ricky Walden, Stephen Lee and last year by Robertson himself, saw a strong line-up of professionals take part, but it was two of the form players of the moment who made it through to the final.

For Davis, his group stage saw him overcome Ricky Walden and Shaun Murphy to qualify in second place behind Marco Fu, while Robertson saw off Andrew Higginson and friend Joe Perry to qualify behind Crucible finalist Barry Hawkins.

The two duly came through their semi-finals, before Davis then took what is his sixth consecutive victory against Robertson in all competitions, to lift his third professional 15-red title.

Both players will next be in action next week at the Shanghai Masters, as ranking event snooker returns to our screens on Eurosport.