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Ali Carter v Tom Ford live stream | German Masters Final preview

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Carter cruises past Ford to clinch second German Masters crown

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Ali Carter and Tom Ford lock horns for the right to be crowned the 2023 German Masters champion at the Tempodrom in Berlin on Sunday.

The players ranked 23rd and 24th in the world respectively go head to head over the best of 19 frames for the Brandon Parker trophy and top prize of £80,000.

Ford prevailed a narrow 20-14 victor when they faced off in the Shoot Out last weekend, but Carter has won all three meetings outside that event and the Championship League, including a 5-2 win in the 2017 German Masters quarter-finals.

Champion here in 2013, Carter is aiming to become only the second multiple winner since the event was added to the calendar in 2011 after Mark Williams.

Also runner-up to Anthony Hamilton in 2017, the Captain is aiming to end a seven-year wait for silverware in his 10th ranking final – and first since the 2019 World Grand Prix – having last triumphed at the 2016 World Open.

Carter, who had not appeared at the Tempodrom since reaching his second final, has enjoyed a successful return to the popular venue, overcoming Louis Heathcote and Pang Junxu along the way.

He then overturned a 3-1 deficit before being pegged back from 5-3 up against Robert Milkins to eventually prevail in their dramatic semi-final showdown.

Ford also demonstrated remarkable determination having surrendered a 5-3 advantage in his last-four win over Jack Lisowski.

The Leicester cueist seemed set for a seventh defeat in eight ranking semi-final appearances when he trailed 52-0 in the decider, but produced a sublime 63 counter clearance to snatch a dramatic victory on the final pink.

Ironically, Ford’s only previous ranking final appearance also came in Germany, when he was runner-up to Mark Selby at the 2016 Paul Hunter Classic.

The 38-year-old certainly has momentum having also seen off Tian Pengfei and 2019 champion Kyren Wilson this week, and is just one win away from becoming the 75th different ranking event winner in snooker history.

Play gets underway at 1pm GMT on Sunday with the opening nine frames, with a maximum of 10 commencing from 7pm at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

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