Carter will meet Fu in German final
Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 09:09
Ali Carter today booked his place in the final of the Betfair German Masters with a 6-2 semi-final victory over Neil Robertson.
Carter took advantage of a poor display from Robertson to advance to today’s final.
The former world championship finalist won a safety battle on the yellow before clearing up the colours to take the opening frame, before also claiming a scrappy second.
Robertson won the next to reduce his deficit but Carter won frame four to take a 3-1 lead into the mid-session interval.
That soon became 5-1 and although Robertson finally found some form with a break of 90 - the highest in the match - to stay alive, the Australian then missed a vital pink in frame eight to allow Carter in to seal victory.
Carter will face Marco Fu in the final after the man from Hong Kong overcame a shaky start to edge out Barry Hawkins 6-4.
Hawkins came from 50 points behind to snatch the opening frame and took advantage of Fu missing an easy brown in the second to open up a 2-0 lead.
Fu hit back to level going into the mid-session interval and did so again after Hawkins had gone back in front by winning the fifth frame.
A total clearance of 142 then put Fu into the lead for the first time, only for Hawkins to level the scores at 4-4.
Another century from Fu made it 5-4 and he got over the line at the first attempt to book his date with Carter.