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Ali Carter won his comeback tournament after treatment for lung cancer, beating Shaun Murphy 7-6 in the final of the General Cup in Hong Kong.

Carter was diagnosed with the disease last May, but after successful treatment, the 35-year-old made a remarkable return to the sport he loves by taking the top prize in the invitation tournament.

Chelmsford’s Carter went 3-2 up with a break of 112 then Murphy took the next three frames to lead 5-3. Runs of 69 and 99 got Carter back to 5-5, then Murphy edged ahead before a 101 from Carter forced the decider. And he took it 77-26 to secure victory.

He tweeted: “Today’s the day the #captain became the general!!! Can’t believe I’m the general cup champion. Beating a great player like @Magician147 7-6.”

Murphy tweeted: “Feel very honoured to have witnessed @TheCaptain147 return to snooker. Congratulations on a great week back mate and here’s to many more.”

Wild card round

Liang Wenbo 6-4 Lin Yongzhi
42-62, 51-40, 17-72, 53-37, 85(81)-32, 87-24, 135(120)-0, 43-63, 1-66, 94(87)-0

Group A (Joe Perry, Ricky Walden, Mark Davis, Jimmy White)

Joe Perry 0 – 4 Mark Davis
39-78, 41-81(74), 8-110(110), 28-88

Ricky Walden 4-2 Jimmy White
89-13, 12-67(64), 49-54, 78-22, 75-4, 65-54

Mark Davis 3-4 Jimmy White
74-13, 97(97)-0, 70(63)-0, 4-85(85), 64-70, 0-91, 34-86(75)

Ricky Walden 0-4 Joe Perry
5-121(115), 34-85(54), 8-113(104), 55-67

Ricky Walden 1-4 Mark Davis
49-71, 18-64, 0-104(104), 72-1, 11-60

Joe Perry 4-3 Jimmy White
4-78(78), 80-22, 140(136)-0, 82(76)-1, 6-52, 10-109(108), 64-45

Group B (Shaun Murphy, Marco Fu, Ali Carter, Liang Wenbo)

Shaun Murphy 4 – 1 Liang Wenbo
64-9, 70(52)-17, 63-29, 48-68, 74-51

Marco Fu 1 – 4 Ali Carter
1-65(55), 24-70(55), 0-97(55), 66-33, 33-69

Shaun Murphy 4-1 Ali Carter
92(92)-17, 72-45, 64-52, 27-106(63), 64-5

Marco Fu 3-4 Liang Wenbo
0-93, 82(64)-3, 74(74)-0, 53-66, 0-93(80), 134(92)-0, 24-82(69)

Ali Carter 4-2 Liang Wenbo
0-134(90), 21-107(107), 71(70)-32, 69-0, 106(105)-7, 59-13

Shaun Murphy 4-2 Marco Fu
88-30, 64-49, 101(101)-1, 16-73(73), 0-80, 85-8

Semi-finals

Ali Carter 6-2 Mark Davis
75(75)-1, 59(55)-73(65), 70-69, 0-82(82), 139(139)-0, 81(63)-0, 60-48, 73-43

Shaun Murphy 6-5 Joe Perry
96(95)-0, 0-95(95), 74-47, 144(144)-0, 83(74)-36, 33-66, 0-98(60), 30-97(97), 99(57)-0, 8-116(85), 80(80)-5

Final

Shaun Murphy 6-7 Ali Carter
15-70, 61(61)-81(68), 65-42, 62(59)-28, 0-115(112), 90(90)-0, 66-6, 68-46, 14-75(69), 0-99(99), 59(54)-29, 25-101(101), 26-77