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Marco Fu vs Yu De Lu: Scottish Open 2016 Semi-Final Preview - Asian aces do battle in Glasgow

Marco Fu has been in wonderful form in Glasgow (credit: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Marco Fu is the red-hot favourite to advance to the Scottish Open Final when he faces first-time ranking event semi-finalist Yu De Lu in the Last Four at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday.

The world number 14 has been in magnificent form so far this week - knocking in eight centuries and taking out the likes of Neil Robertson on the way to a second successive semi-final appearance.

Fu, who also got to the Last Four of the UK Championship, continued his momentum with a comprehensive 5-1 success over Mark Davis despite losing the opening frame on Friday.

The two-time ranking event winner responded after his opponent came flying out of the blocks with a stunning 114 total clearance - making a top break of 132, while his 67 clearance to snatch victory in the final frame simply oozed class.

Ironically, the 38-year-old's maiden ranking title came at the 2007 Grand Prix in Aberdeen and he will fancy his chances of another crack at glory in Scotland, having won each of his three previous meetings with Yu.

The world number 59, who will rise to 46th after the tournament, finds himself in unchartered territory following the best week of his life as a professional so far.

Having not been past the Last 32 prior to showing up in Glasgow, the 29-year-old has progressed to his first ranking semi-final after coming through five nail-biting deciders, including a dramatic win over fellow Chinese cueist Liang Wenbo in the quarters.

It looked as if the chance had gone for Yu, who missed a straight black off its spot for victory in the previous frame, but he regained his composure before playing a brilliant ninth frame to edge his nose over the line.

The winner will battle either John Higgins or Judd Trump for the Stephen Hendry Trophy in Sunday's Final of the 2016 Scottish Open.

Play gets underway at 7pm GMT with the best of 11 frames determining who will advance to the showpiece at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.



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Marco Fu vs Yu De Lu: Scottish Open 2016 Semi-Final Preview - Asian aces do battle in Glasgow

Marco Fu is the red-hot favourite to advance to the Scottish Open Final when he faces first-time ranking event semi-finalist Yu De Lu in the Last Four at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday.

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