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Snooker news - Kyren Wilson fights back to beat Dave Gilbert and take title

Wilson fights back to beat Gilbert and take title

03/02/2019 at 21:49Updated 03/02/2019 at 23:05

Kyren Wilson sealed victory in The German Masters after winning four frames on the bounce to beat Dave Gilbert 9-7.

Wilson raced into a 4-1 lead in a nervy encounter, before ending the afternoon session with a 5-3 advantage.

However, Gilbert, who scored the 147th 147 in professional snooker history last month, instantly cut the deficit before notching the first century of the final.

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He ended up whitewashing Wilson in the session, clinching the following frame after a loose safety shot from the 27-year-old and then a failure to make the most of an opening in the 12th frame.

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However, Wilson returned from the interval a completely different player.

Video - Wilson wins four on the bounce to take title

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Breaks of 93, 54 and 70 left him a frame away from victory.

He then won a scrappy final frame with some brilliant snooker to finally clinch victory and the £80,000 winner's cheque.

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