German Masters: Zhao Xintong wins all-Chinese final to claim title

Following his UK Championship win in 2021, Zhao Xintong whitewashed Yan Bingtao to win the German Masters.

China's Zhao Xintong dominated Sunday evening's final to claim his second ranking title of the season.

Up against compatriot Yan Bingtao, Xintong whitewashed his opponent 9-0 in a ruthless performance in Berlin.

The 24-year-old has taken the step up to winning silverware this season, and did so in fashion this time around, achieving breaks of of 74, 118, 82, 89 and 68 to race into a 6-0 lead.

Bingtao looked as though he might get on the board in the seventh set, but ran out of position on a break of 60 - his highest of the match.

Zhao made sure to jump on the opportunity with a clearance of 70 to win the penultimate frame.

With the match all-but over, he showed no nerves in rounding out the win in the final set.

Former Masters Champion Yan Bingtao will be regretting his missed chances in the opening frame, but his inability to convert those crucial moments took its toll.

As a result of his title, Zhao will claim a winners prize of £80,000.

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