Australian potter Neil Robertson had sports writers flicking through the archive as her wrapped up the final of the European Masters in double quick time.
Taking the final 9 frames to nil meant that just one frame was played in the second session – and it was the first time a major two-session snooker final had been won without conceding a frame in the final since Steve Davis did the same in 1989.
The win also means that this is the fifteenth consecutive season that Neil has won a ranking tournament.
‘The press were letting me know about it as I was going further and further that it could be 15 years in a row winning a tournament,’ he said in a press interview “I’m not sure how many players have done that, but it’s certainly a fantastic achievement for myself.”
In a sport where players constantly face the threat of young talent, staying at the top of his game for such a long time is an incredible achievement and one which nutrition seems to play a part.
“I felt I needed to eat healthier to give my self the chance to get the most out of my career. I was pretty interested in the vegan diet for months before I decided to give it a try through speaking to Peter Ebdon who has been vegan for about 3 years now” Neil told Great Vegan Athletes in 2015.
“I always start the day with a carrot juice with my juicer followed by a 6 banana smoothie with half a bag of kale for breakfast. I bring another smoothie with me to the club which has another 6 bananas in it mixed with some other fruit. When I get home I make a salad and for dinner usually a pasta or rice dish.”