Graeme Dott holds his nerve to clinch 6-5 win over Stephen Maguire at The Masters

Last Updated: 15/01/13 9:08am

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Graeme Dott: Edged decider against fellow Scot Stephen Maguire

Graeme Dott: Edged decider against fellow Scot Stephen Maguire

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Graeme Dott scraped into the quarter-finals of The Masters after snatching a 6-5 victory over Stephen Maguire at Alexandra Palace.

Graeme Dott scraped into the quarter-finals of The Masters after snatching a 6-5 victory over Stephen Maguire at Alexandra Palace.

Maguire knocked in two century breaks in the contest, but his fellow Scot prevailed in a tense deciding frame to advance.

Breaks of 61 and 69 handed Dott the opening two frames, but Maguire responded with a superb 110 before levelling the match in the next frame.

Maguire then knocked in a 65 before Dott restored parity and then rattled in a composed 92 to reclaim the lead, which extended to 5-3 in a scrappy eighth.

But Maguire pulled one back and then forced a decider with a delightful clearance of 131 as Dott went two frames without potting a single ball.

Maguire took the early lead in frame 11, but Dott clawed his way back and edged ahead before a double on the final forced his compatriot to concede defeat.

Former world champion Dott will now face the winner of Tuesday's clash between Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins.

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