Jimmy Robertson believes it doesn’t matter who he’s up against at the 19.com Scottish Open as long as he keeps his eyes firmly on the balls on the table.

The Bexhill-on-Sea potter produced a composed performance to ease past Harvey Chandler in his round one clash, compiling breaks of 66, 68, 54 and 51 to book his place in today's second round.

And the world number 22 believes whoever he plays next is irrelevant, and that he’s capable of beating anyone on his day.

“I’ve worried about draws all my life, but now I’ve just realised it’s important to play the tables and the balls, not the player,” the 33-year-old said.

“At the end of the day, there are better players than others, but if you get your chance it doesn’t matter who you’re playing.

“You’ve just got to block that out and I’ve only just learned that in the last couple of years.

“Sometimes I’ve played top 16 players and got lots more chances against them than I have against some of the lower boys.

“There are obviously tougher draws than other draws, but if you can get your chances it’s down to you at the end of the day.

“You’re at the table and there’s nothing anyone can do when they’re sitting in the chair, so if I don’t take my chances it’s my own fault.”

The 2018 European Masters champions has endured a difficult season in the Home Nations events so far, crashing out of the 19.com English and Northern Ireland Opens in the second round despite his impressive ranking.

But the 2018 German Master quarter-finalist insists his game is in good shape, targeting a run at this week’s tournament to lift his second ranking event trophy.

“My recent record doesn’t reflect how well I’m playing - I’m just not getting on any runs at the minute but I’m not sure why that is," he added.

“Hopefully I can get on a run this week - I don’t see why I can’t, and we’ll see what happens.”

St Leonards potter Mark Davis also edged through his first round tie, beating Sam Baird 4-3 in a thriller that went the distance.

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