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article imageAli Carter wins snooker's German masters

By Tim Sandle     Feb 3, 2013 in Sports
England's Ali Carter has won the German Masters snooker tournament by defeating Hing Kong's Marco Fu 9-6 in the final in Berlin.
This week the snooker circuit has been in Germany for the latest in the ranking tournament schedule. The tournament was played out in The Tempodrom in Berlin.
The winner of the week long event, Pro Snooker reports, clinching Sunday's final, was Ali Carter, who came from 3-5 behind at the mid-session interval, to beat Marco Fu with the loss of only one more frame, 9-6.
Fu had the better start to the match according to World Snooker, wining the first two games, and then compiling a century break of 104 to lead 3-1. Although Carter leveled the match at 3-3, Fu compiled a run of 83 to hold a two frame leave.
In the evening session, however, Carter was the man in form. A sharp break of 116, followed by a second century of 126, brought the scores level, and from 6-6 he ran out an easy winner, securing the next three frames with little trouble.
The frame scores were (Carter first):
54-71, 11-67 (55), 75-0 (55), 0-104 (104), 80-0 (70), 68-39, 0-87 (83), 30-64, 117-4 (116), 128-0 (121), 67-0, 30-69, 103-31 (71), 78-4, 61-1
To reach the final, Carter defeated Rory McLeod 5-0, Fraser Patrick 5-3, Anthony Hamilton 5-2, Michale Holt 5-2, and in the semi-final he beat former world champion Neil Robertson 6-2.
In winning the tournament, Carter secured a prize of around $82,000 (euro 60,000).
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