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Majestic McGill Wins Indian Open

Majestic McGill Wins Indian Open

Anthony McGill has won the first ranking title of his career, the Indian Open in Hyderabad. He beat Kyren Wilson 5-2 in the final to take home the trophy and the £50,000 first prize.

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After stunning the snooker world by reaching the quarterfinals of the world championship in 2015, Glasgow's Anthony McGill has steadily risen through the rankings and this week in India he showed his true potential, taking the tile in Hyderabad.

On route to the final, 25-year-old McGill showed his improved talent by defeating former world champions Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy before coming up against another rising young star, Shanghai Masters champion Kyren Wilson.

Indian Open Snooker 2016 FinalBoth players were unable to repeat their form from earlier rounds, but it was McGill who took the initiative by making the match-high break of 96 after the interval to go 3-2 ahead, before ultimately going on to take a close 7th frame on the colours to win 5-2 and lift the Indian Open trophy.

McGill becomes the first new Scottish ranking event winner in close to a decade thanks to this triumph and it boosts him up to 18th in the world rankings. If he has a good run in the upcoming World Open (25-31 July), many punters will fancy his chances of breaking in to snooker's elite Top 16 for the first time in his career.

For the full draw from the World Open 2016 in Yushan, China, head to Snooker.org.

Indian Open 2016 - Final

Anthony McGill 5-2 Kyren Wilson

86-28, 16-88 (65), 83-27, 49-61 (50), 97-25 (96), 60-12, 50-39

Posted Jul 17, 2016   
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