World Open 2016: Ali Carter overcomes Joe Perry

Ali Carter became World Open champion with a 10-8 victory over Joe Perry in Yushan, his fourth ranking title and first since successfully battling cancer.

Carter, who has faced testicular and lung cancer since winning the German Masters in 2013, was 9-5 ahead at one stage but saw a late comeback from Perry take it to an 18th frame.

He chose that moment to compile his first century of the final, making 127 to triumph in style.

Perry led at 3-2 early on only for Carter to reel off four frames in a row for a 6-3 end-of-session lead.

Carter had chances to put the match to bed but Perry began to find his form, taking the 13th frame with a break of 131 and taking advantage of a missed red in the 16th to post 106.

Another break of 93 made it 9-8 but Carter avoided a deciding frame by threading a precision red to the middle pocket to set him up for his best clearance of the day to bank the #90,000 winner's cheque.

"I'm delighted - there was so much riding on today, winning a ranking event as well as my top 16 place," said Carter. "I have been focused all week and to come out the winner is very special. It has been a great week for me.

"Today's match was very good. There were some big breaks and some scrappy frames as well. Joe might feel he lost the match in the first session, but then he played really well to come back at me. I knew I had to kill the match off in one visit so it was pleasing to do that in the end.

"I have been through a lot over the last couple of years so to get back into the top 16 is a huge achievement." Perry said: "I struggled all day, I didn't feel comfortable. I was battling against my cue action. I only started to play when the match was over and I made a game of it. But it's the worst I have played for a long time and I'm really disappointed in myself.

"I've had a good tournament and produced some good performances but I saved the worst until last. Ali played better than me and made less mistakes. I had more than enough chances." 

World Open 2016: Daily results

Monday July 25
Morning Session (0930 local, 0230 BST)
Wildcard & First-round games (best of nine frames)
Liang Wenbo 5-1 Chris Wakelin
Hammad Miah 3-5 Huang Jiahao
Zhang Anda 5-3 Hu Hao
James Wattana 3-5 Xu Si
Matthew Stevens 5-1 Liu Yiqi
Jimmy Robertson 5-1 Wang Yuchen
Stephen Maguire 4-5 Xiao Guodong
Stuart Bingham 5-4 Stuart Carrington

Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Wildcard & First-round games (best of nine frames)
Mark Selby 5-1 Jimmy White
Tom Ford 5-4 Mark Davis
Gary Wilson v Ben Woollaston
Rod Lawler 0-5 David Gilbert
Kyren Wilson 5-3 Zhang Yong
Anthony McGill 5-1 Lee Walker
Marco Fu 3-5 Sam Craigie
Mark King 4-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
Wildcard & First-round games (best of nine frames)
Shaun Murphy 5-1 Sanderson Lam
Ding Junhui 5-3 Michael Georgiou
Michael White 4-5 Kurt Maflin
Jamie Burnett v Joe Perry w/o
Barry Hawkins 5-4 Robbie Williams
Ryan Day 5-1 Allan Taylor
Andrew Higginson 1-5 Mark J Williams
Jamie Cope 3-5 Alan McManus

Tuesday July 26
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
First-round games (best of nine frames)
Neil Robertson 5-2 Ian Burns
Yu De Lu v Judd Trump w/o
Shaun Murphy 5-2 Cao Yupeng
Peter Ebdon 1-5 Zhang Anda
Ali Carter 5-3 Mike Dunn
Fergal O'Brien 2-5 Michael Holt
Matthew Selt 5-2 Matthew Stevens
Xu Si  3-5 Daniel Wells

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
First-round games (best of nine frames)
Robin Hull 1-5 Ding Junhui
Luca Brecel 3-5 Thor Chuan Leong
Zhou Yuelong 5-1 Huang Jiahao
Duane Jones 4-5 Graeme Dott
Oliver Lines 2-5 John Higgins
Ricky Walden 5-1 David Grace
James Cahill 2-5 Liang Wenbo
Alfie Burden 2-5 Mark Selby

Wednesday July 27
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Second-round games (best of nine frames)
Xiao Guodong 0-5 Kurt Maflin
Tom Ford 2-5 Joe Perry
Barry Hawkins 4-5 Ryan Day
David Gilbert 5-2 Zhou Yuelong
Stuart Bingham 3-5 Ali Carter
Michael Holt 4-5 John Higgins
Alan McManus 5-2 Liang Wenbo
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5-3 Mark Selby

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
Second-round games (best of nine frames)
Shaun Murphy 5-0 Jimmy Robertson
Ben Woollaston 5-1 Ding Junhui
Neil Robertson 5-1 Thor Chuan Leong
Zhang Anda 5-3 Judd Trump
Kyren Wilson 0-5 Daniel Wells
Graeme Dott 4-5 Mark J Williams
Ricky Walden 1-5 Anthony McGill
Sam Craigie 4-5 Matthew Selt

Thursday July 28
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Third-round games (Best of nine frames)
Ali Carter 5-4 Daniel Wells
Mark Williams 2-5 John Higgins
Anthony McGill 5-2 Matthew Selt
Alan McManus 0-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
Third-round games (Best of nine frames)
Shaun Murphy 5-1 Kurt Maflin
Joe Perry 5-4 Ben Woollaston
Neil Robertson 5-1 Ryan Day
David Gilbert 5-0 Zhang Anda

Friday July 29
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Quarter-Finals (Best of nine frames)
Ali Carter 5-0 John Higgins
Anthony McGill 2-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
Quarter-Finals (Best of nine frames)
Shaun Murphy 2-5 Joe Perry
Neil Robertson 5-2 David Gilbert

Saturday July 30
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)
Ali Carter 6-1 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Evening Session (1900 local, 1200 BST)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)
Joe Perry 6-2 Neil Robertson

Sunday July 31
Final (Best of 19 frames)
Ali Carter 10-8 Joe Perry 

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