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Anthony Hamilton wins first ranking title in 26-year career


Anthony Hamilton produced a sensational comeback to clinch his first ranking title with victory over Ali Carter in the final of the German Masters.

The 45-year-old from Nottingham -- who turned professional in 1991 -- found himself three frames down to Carter in Berlin before winning six in a row on his way to a 9-6 success.

Sunday's final was Hamilton's first in a major competition since he lost to Mark Williams at the 2002 China Open, and it looked set to end in another disappointment as world number 14 Carter went 5-2 ahead.

Hamilton battled back though and won seven of the next eight frames, including a break of 118 to level at 5-5, to lift silverware for the first time in his 26-year career.

"Dreams are made of this stuff," he told Eurosport.

"It's been a fantastic week and I just can't ask for any more than this.

"I don't know what to do with the trophy as I've never had one."

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