Robert Milkins won the first title of his 27-year career at the 2022 Gibraltar Open following a 4-2 victory against Kyren Wilson.
The victory saw him become the oldest first-time winner of a ranking event since Doug Mountjoy at the 1988 UK Championship and came following six previous appearances in a ranking event semi-final, without progressing to the title match.
A year later, Milkins became the 40th player in snooker history to win multiple ranking titles as he defeated Shaun Murphy 9-7 to win the Welsh Open as a 125/1 outsider. Allied to further significant runs including the semi-finals at the German Masters, the win also saw Milkins earn the BetVictor Series bonus of £150,000.
Prior to his title winning form in 2022-2023, the strongest spell of his career had come from 2012-2015 as the Englishman reached a further four semi-finals, including back-to-back runs at the 2013 Wuxi Classic and Australian Goldfields Open tournaments. These performances saw him break into snooker’s top 16 for the first time and he reached a career-high world ranking of number 12 in February 2014.
Milkins has played at the televised stages of the World Championship on nine occasions, winning his opening match four times, twice defeating former world champion Neil Robertson. In 2023, he notably recovered from 2-7 down to Joe Perry to win their last 32 match 10-9.
He holds the unique distinction of being the only player to have compiled a maximum break during the qualifying stages of the World Championship on two occasions (2006 & 2012).
WST Ranking Event Titles (2)
- 2022/23: Welsh Open
- 2021/22: Gibraltar Open
Professional Non-Ranking Event Titles (1)
- 2009/10: Pro Challenge Series – Event 3