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Mark Selby defeats David Gilbert 9-1 in English Open final

Mark Selby won the English Open trophy after beating David Gilbert 9-1 at the K2 Leisure Centre, in Crawley, on Sunday.

Selby and Gilber shake hands after the final.

After 13 months with no trophies at hand, the 36-year-old showed that he was back in the game with a sensational victory recording breaks of 88, 68, 79, 85, 130 97, and 101.

Shelby concentrated during the English Open.

Gilbert showed quite little in response, only being able to win a frame during the first session.

Gilbert only managed to win a frame during the final.

England’s world number five, Selby secured his 16th world ranking title and took home the £70,000 prize.

"It's been a long time since I won my last tournament," said Selby. "I've been second guessing myself wondering if I am doing things right.

"I got off to a great start and that just settled the nerves."

Now, Selby will make his way to the Northern Ireland Open in November with his focus set on the £1 million prize, which will be awarded to the player who wins all four Home Nations crowns.

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