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Marco Fu stuns John Higgins to win Scottish Open

Marco Fu has hit top form of late
Image: Marco Fu won the Scottish Open for his third ranking title

Marco Fu won the Scottish Open after reeling off eight frames in a row to defeat John Higgins 9-4 in the final.

Higgins opened the match with three straight century breaks but only won one more frame as the 38-year-old Fu claimed the third ranking title of his career.

Four-time world champion Higgins was looking to land his 29th ranking title, which would have taken him second in the all-time list behind Stephen Hendry [36].

And, having come from 5-1 down to beat Judd Trump 6-5 in his semi, the Scot powered into a 3-0 lead thanks to his three tons [126, 101, 100].

Fu opened his account with a break of 106 as the high quality continued, but Higgins then produced a run of 78 to go 4-1 up.

However world No 14 Fu hung in there and levelled the match up at 4-4, thanks to breaks of 58 and 54, before dominating the evening session.

The man from Hong Kong rolled in breaks of 89, 59 [twice] and 60 after the interval to run away with the match, as Higgins struggled to recapture the form he showed earlier in the contest.

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Image: John Higgins had led the final 3-0 before Fu's comeback

It was a first ranking title since 2013 for Fu and his second to come in Scotland, having won the Grand Prix back in 2007.

Fu said: "I just can't believe I am the champion.

"In the first part of the season I was really struggling but I somehow found some form at the UK Championship [semi-finalist] and now I have won 15 out of 16 matches. It is probably the best win of my career."

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