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German Masters semi-finals: Judd Trump beats Sam Craigie to reach fourth final

Judd Trump prepares to take a shot
Judd Trump has won the German Masters twice and was also runner-up in 2014

Judd Trump reached his fourth German Masters final with a 6-2 semi-final victory against Sam Craigie in Berlin.

Fourth seed Trump lifted the trophy in 2020 and 2021 and did enough to progress against fellow Englishman Craigie despite a number of errors.

The 34-year-old will face China's Si Jiahui, who is seeded 27th, on Sunday.

Si, 21, overcame England's Kyren Wilson 6-3 in the other semi-final to secure his first appearance in a ranking event final.

Craigie made the last four of a rankings event for the first time after dominating top seed and defending champion Ali Carter 5-1 in the quarter-finals.

But the 31-year-old showed early nerves and world number two Trump was able to build a 3-1 lead at the interval, before finally seeing off Craigie with three frames after the break.

Meanwhile, 2019 champion Wilson, 32, was two frames up on Si before the Chinese player won five consecutive frames on his way to victory.