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Adams pips Green in Masters final

Martin Adams

Highlights - Adams retains World Masters title

Martin Adams fought back from 6-3 down to beat Robbie Green 7-6 in a final-set decider and retain his Winmau World Masters title in Bridlington.

Qualifier Green led 2-0, 4-2 and 6-3 in his first major final and had one dart, at double 16, to win when 6-5 ahead.

"I think my bottle went to be honest, I pulled it slightly," he said.

Adams, the 2007 world champion, reeled off seven legs in a row to become the first player since Bob Anderson in 1988 to defend the Masters title.

"I chased all the way last year [when he beat Scott Waites 7-6 in the final] and I had to chase all the way again this time," he said.

"Robbie was scoring very heavily and his finishing was superb, but I just thought, 'don't worry about it if you've thrown rubbish darts, just concentrate on throwing three in a row' and it worked."

Adams had earlier enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable 6-2 victory over top seed Tony O'Shea in the semi-finals.

O'Shea struggled with his finishing, only landing one out of 16 attempts at his usually favourite double 16.

"I didn't expect that because Tony has been awesome lately but it didn't happen today," Adams said afterwards.

Green ended the run of Filipino Lourence Ilagen with a 6-3 victory in his semi.

Ilagen shocked second seed Scott Waites, who missed five darts at a double to win the match, in the last 16 on Saturday before beating Steve West 3-2 in the quarter-finals.

Green crushed fellow qualifier Connie Finnan 3-0 with a devastating display of finishing. Finnan had himself earlier produced a shock by defeating England's Darryl Fitton in the last 16.

Adams beat Dutchman Gino Vos 3-1 to set up his semi-final against O'Shea, after Vos, 19, defeated world champion Ted Hankey 3-1 in the last 16.

O'Shea beat another Dutchman, Joey Ten Berge, 3-0 in his quarter-final match.

Final result:

Martin Adams (Eng) 7-6 Robbie Green (Eng)

Semi-final results:

Tony O'Shea 1 (Eng) 2-6 Martin Adams (Eng)

Lourence G Ilagen (Phi) 3-6 Robbie Green (Eng)

Quarter-final results:

Tony O'Shea (Eng) 3-0 Joey Ten Berge (Ned)

Martin Adams (Eng) 3-1 Gino Vos (Ned)

Lourence G Ilagen (Phi) 3-2 Steve West (Eng)

Robbie Green (Eng) 3-0 Connie Finnan (Ire)

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see also
Darts results
12 Oct 00 |  Darts
Masters event given sponsor boost
02 Apr 09 |  Darts
Adams wins Masters final thriller
07 Dec 08 |  Darts
Hankey secures second BDO title
11 Jan 09 |  Darts

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