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Carter seals German title

Ali Carter won six out of the last seven frames to defeat Marco Fu in the final of the German Masters in Berlin.

Carter trailed 5-3 after the opening session but emerged with all guns blazing, the Essex cueman opening with his first century of the week with a 116 before following up with a 121 to level at 5-5.

Fu's earlier form deserted him as he failed to get on the scoreboard in either of the session's opening two frames, and again failed to pot a ball in the next as Carter scored well to lead in the match for the first time at 6-5.

Hong Kong's Fu eventually ended his potting drought after 86 long minutes before going on to take the 12th frame on the colours to draw level at 6-6 going in to the mid-session interval.

A fine 71 clearance saw Carter restore his lead, however, before he prevailed in a low-scoring 14th to move to within one frame of the title at 8-6.

Another scrappy frame followed and it was Carter who came through and claim his third career ranking title.

"It was tough out there tonight," Carter said. "Marco struggled a bit. We were both keen to put on a good show for the crowd, and I'm delighted to come out the winner at the end of the week.

"Things have turned around for me massively. I just give it my all, it is very satisfying to come out the winner here."