Ali Carter: Third ranking title for the Essex man
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."