Indian Open: John Higgins beats Anthony McGill to take title

John Higgins
Higgins has won four World Championship titles

John Higgins moved up to second in the world rankings after beating fellow Scotsman and defending champion Anthony McGill 5-1 to win the Indian Open.

It was a 29th ranking title for the 42-year-old, who moves ahead of Steve Davis and Ronnie O'Sullivan and is now only behind Stephen Hendry, who has 36.

Higgins took the first two frames and built a 3-1 lead at the interval.

There were no century breaks in the Visakhapatnam final and only one over 50, a 71 for Higgins in frame four.

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