English Open: Mark Selby hammers David Gilbert 9-1 in final

Mark Selby (left) and David Gilbert
Selby (left) is a three-time world champion

Mark Selby produced a dominant display to thrash David Gilbert 9-1 in the English Open final in Crawley.

England's world number five opened up a 5-0 lead before compatriot Gilbert, ranked 12th in the world, won a frame.

Selby led 7-1 after the first session and took little time in securing the two frames he needed when the match resumed at the K2 Leisure Centre.

He finished off with a 101 break to secure his 16th world ranking title and the £70,000 first prize.

The one-sided victory gave Selby his first ranking title win since September 2018.

"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."

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