Judd Trump is looking to reach yet another final when he locks horns with Sam Craigie in the last four of the German Masters on Saturday.
The player of the season so far, Trump has already captured three titles at the English Open, Wuhan Open and Northern Ireland Open, while reaching the European Masters, Champion of Champions and Masters finals.
His efforts have seen him seal the BetVictor European Series bonus of £150,000 with a tournament to spare, and he is now just two wins away from completing a hat-trick of German Masters crowns.
Champion in 2020 and 2021, victories over Lukas Kleckers, Matthew Stevens, Matthew Selt, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and John Higgins have booked his place in his fifth semi-final at this event, where his only previous defeat at this stage was a 6-1 humbling by eventual winner Mark Williams six years ago.
The world number two has already hit seven centuries this week and will be a heavy favourite to progress past a player appearing in his first ranking semi-final.
Craigie, who finished third at the 2021 WST Pro Series, arrived in Berlin having failed to advance beyond the last 32 of any tournament this season.
However, the world number 50 has enjoyed a timely upturn in fortunes this week. After beating Liam Pullen and He Guoqiang, who had beaten Williams 5-1, he battled past Xu Si in the last 16.
The Newcastle cueist then produced an inspired performance to dethrone reigning champion Ali Carter in the quarter-finals, breaks of 103, 89, 71, 65 and 50 sealing a dominant 5-1 victory.
A showdown with Si Jiahui, who beat Kyren Wilson 6-3 earlier today, awaits the winner of this match in Sunday’s German Masters final.
Play gets under way at 7pm GMT on Saturday and will be contested over the best of 11 frames at the Tempodrom in Berlin.
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