Battling Carter clinches final spot

Ali Carter reaches his second World Championship final after clinching a 17-12 win over Stephen Maguire in the semi-finals at the Crucible in Sheffield.

The Englishman, who lost the 2008 final to Ronnie O'Sullivan, made a composed 70 break to wrap up the match and reach the final.

Carter has battled all season with Crohn's disease, and even threatened to retire because of ill health towards the end of 2011.

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