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Fu defeats Carter to make final

Marco Fu
Fu recorded three century breaks on the way to victory

Marco Fu staged a fine comeback to defeat Ali Carter 9-7 and secure his place in the UK Championship final.

Fu had been trailing 4-1 at one stage, and was 5-3 down at the first session interval, before ultimately prevailing.

Hong Kong's Fu, who compiled breaks of 104, 106 and 136 in the first nine frames, won four frames in a row from 6-4 down as the momentum shifted.

Fu will now face the winner of Saturday's semi-final between Stephen Maguire and Shaun Murphy.

Carter had led a fascinating battle with Fu for 11 frames before his opponent drew level with a break of 78.

From there Fu went on to record breaks of 75 and finally 85 to clinch a place in the final.

Carter had started the session well, moving into an early 4-1 lead thanks to breaks of 59 and 81, but defeat means the Englishman is still searching for his first ranking title victory.

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see also
UK Championship final score
17 Dec 08 |  Snooker
Carter squeezes through to semis
18 Dec 08 |  Snooker
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16 Dec 07 |  Snooker
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