Fu Stuns Higgins to Win Scottish Open

Hong Kong's Marco Fu won eight frames in a row against home favourite John Higgins to clinch the Scottish Open trophy.Marco Fu and Stephan Hendry

Hong Kong’s Marco Fu won eight frames in a row against home favourite John Higgins to clinch the Scottish Open trophy.

It was Higgins who stormed into the final match scoring three consecutive century breaks – 126, 101 and 100.

Fu replied with a century of his own – 106 to narrow the gap, 3-1 before the mid-session interval.

The four-time world champion had won the fifth frame with a run of – 78 to make it 4-1 before Fu took control on the final match.

The Hong Kong man produced a stunning comeback winning eight consecutive frames to seal a 9-4 victory and the Scottish title.

The 38-years-old won his third ranking title and a prize of- £70,000, he’ll also climb -up to the eight world ranking spot.

Hong Kong's Marco Fu won eight frames in a row against home favourite John Higgins to clinch the Scottish Open trophy.

Fu with a great escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fu seems to be satisfied with his recent form, he said after the match:

“I can’t believe I’m, the champion. In the first part of the season I was really struggling but somehow I found some form at the UK Championship.”

“I have won 15 out of 16 matches. It is probably the best win of my career.”

He added: “The way John started the match I thought it was going to be 9-1 or 9-2”

“In a short spell I kind of dragged John down to my standard and those three frames from 4-1 to get to 4-4 were very crucial.”

“I was feeling over the moon after the first session, and tonight I played much better match snooker.”

Hong Kong's Marco Fu won eight frames in a row against home favourite John Higgins to clinch the Scottish Open trophy.

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