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Article: Wright Dreams Shattered by Suljovic

Wright Dreams Shattered by Suljovic

Peter Wright's BetVictor World Matchplay title dreams were ripped apart by bogey player Mensur Suljovic. Sluggish Snakebite never got going in a strange display that saw him slump to a 17-13 semi-final defeat at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last night. Wright kept fighting throughout but was clearly below par. He did bring the scoreline back to 10-10 but after that it was all about the Austrian. An emotional Suljovic, who won last year’s Champions League, said: “This is a brilliant feeling. I never saw myself winning this game, but I did. “It was a really hard game. My scoring was okay, but Peter wasn’t scoring. He gave me chances. “This is my first Major tournament Final and I am so happy to be there. “It will be amazing to play in the final. This has been such a good event for me this year. I don’t mind who I play. I will just give 100 per cent for sure. I am just so very happy.” It was nip and tuck early doors with Wright and Suljovic locked at 4-4. But then the first sign of problems for the Scot. Suljovic zipped into a 6-4 lead and then 8-5 and suddenly it was clear that Wrighty was nowhere near his A game. However, somehow the mohican ace hauled himself back into the match. He got it back to 10-10 and was back in it. But not for long. Wright once again slumped against the slow-throwing Austrian losing four legs in succession and Suljovic was within touching distance of the final. Wright tried to fightback but five missed doubles left Suljovic to hit a 70 and double 14 finish to go through to Sunday night’s final. By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)

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