Masterful Mark Williams races to German Masters title

Masterful Williams races to German Masters title
By Eurosport

04/02/2018 at 19:42Updated 05/02/2018 at 10:19

Mark Williams completed a crushing 9-1 victory over Graeme Dott to win the German Masters at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

The Welshman led 7-1 after Sunday's afternoon session, and took just 37 minutes to tidy up the remaining two frames and claim the 20th ranking title of an illustrious career.

Dott looked out of sorts, but said of Williams: "That's as good as I've seen him play."

The 42-year-old Williams - world champion in 2000 and 2003 - ended his six-year wait for a ranking title in winning the Northern Ireland Open in November, and added a second title in the space of four months.

He was in quite majestic form against 2006 world champion Dott, who was forced to sit and suffer as Williams produced a performance of class, touch and no little elegance to leave himself on the cusp of a second German Masters title, six years after his first in 2011.

Breaks of 79, 79, 66 and 110 left Williams in command before 2,000 fans at Berlin's Tempodrom with a frazzled Dott's 64 in the third frame enough to win a frame he could have lost after his opponent made 56.

Williams completed the rout to cap off a dominant week that saw him drop just a single frame in both his semi-final against Judd Trump and then in the final.