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Martin Horn, great win, big run and ticket for final

Posted by on February 26, 2012

Martin Horn, great win, big run and ticket for final

© Didier Fioramonti
Martin Horn raises his cue after the win against Zanetti and the qualification for the finals.

SCHILTIGHEIM - As the second player after Filipos Kasidokostas in a field of ten, Martin Horn qualified for the final round of the Masters Agipi today. The German won his match against Marco Zanetti in the penultimate round of this group (50-42 in 27 innings), he shone with a run of sixteen (the highest so far in the tournament) and can't be catched up by his competitors in group D in the last session.

Dick Jaspers and Marco Zanetti will fight in a mutual duel for the second place in the last roundThe winner of that party is qualified. Dick Jaspers can allow himself a draw with one matchpoint more than his opponent. Lütfi Cenet is off, despite a great game against Ryuuji Umeda: 50-32 in 28 innings.

The Turk hasn't been really lucky in this tournament: yesterday he missed the full win against Zanetti by one point, but after all he can blame himself the weak start against Jaspers.

Martin Horn reacted with a great happiness after his victory against Zanetti and the run of sixteen at the end. ,,I was two times before in the finals of the Agipi Masters'', he said. ,,It is really very important for a player to perform here in the finals with the live broadcasts on Eurosport and on Internet.''

The German doesn't think he is on the top of his form again after a fantastic start in Belgium this year. ,,It was not normal like I've played there for months with over two average and only wins. But here I had a strong focus at the important moments'', he said after the duel with Zanetti.

,,The concentration was good and I felt mentally strong, in the match against Zanetti and before against Dick Jaspers. ,,I am so happy now, especially because it was such a tough group in which we played. It's even harder to qualify in a group with a player like Ryuuji Umeda, who loses all his matches. That makes it even harder, you really can't allow yourself a misstep.''

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