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Selby sets sights on adding Scottish Open to English title after making final

Selby sets sights on adding Scottish Open to English title after making final
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The three-time world champion will meet Jack Lisowski in Sunday's final.

Mark Selby aims to join Ronnie O'Sullivan in the record books by winning the 19.com Scottish Open in Glasgow.

Three-time world champion Selby produced a masterclass to sweep David Gilbert aside 6-1 and set up a final date with Jack Lisowski on Sunday.

Victory would see Selby become the second player after O'Sullivan to win both Scottish and English Open titles.

"It would be fantastic to win here," Selby told worldsnooker.com.

"I have the Steve Davis Trophy (English Open) at home and if I win here I will add the Stephen Hendry Trophy (Scottish Open).

"I have a tough test and I just have to rest up and go again."

Selby outclassed Gilbert in October to claim the English Open title, missing just seven balls to win a one-sided final 9-1.

The 36-year-old from Leicester was in the mood again as Gilbert's wait for a maiden ranking title continued.

Breaks of 76 and 84 helped Selby into a 4-0 lead at the mid-session interval.

Contributions of 64 and 66 saw Gilbert get a frame on the board, but Selby surged to the line with breaks of 132 and 69.

Selby said: "He is a great lad and a great player. We have practised together a lot over the last few seasons.

"I know what he is capable of and I was always on my guard out there.

"I tried to keep it tight and not give him too many chances, as he could easily have done what I did to him to me."

Lisowski overcame Mark Allen 6-5 in a thrilling contest to reach his third ranking tournament final.

The opening session of the second semi-final was shared 2-2 with Lisowski firing breaks of 135 and 82, and Allen producing a clearance of 77.

Allen followed that up with a 79 clearance to lead for the first time before Lisowski fired breaks of 59, 118 and 74 for a 5-3 advantage.

The Northern Irishman edged two tight frames to set up a decider, but Liskowski's potting brilliance came to the fore again with a match-winning 95.

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