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Marco in for a long grind.

Marco fu will have to call upon all his powers of concentration and resilience if he is to become the first Asian to reach the 888.com World Championship final at the expense of ex-title holder Peter Ebdon.

Fu had already been involved in the longest frame of the tournament ( 59 minutes ( during a marathon quarter-final triumph over Ken Doherty.

That looks like paling into insignificance against 2002 champion Ebdon on the evidence of an opening eight-frame session spanning three hours, 45 minutes and including another 50-minute-plus frame.

The duo went into today's second session locked at 4-4 ( but Ebdon is renowned for grinding down opponents and play visibly slowed during the second batch of four frames which occupied nearly two and a half hours.

Meanwhile, Ronnie O'Sullivan showed few signs of his self-confessed lack of belief as he led 5-3 against Graeme Dott in the other semi-final ( a repeat of their meeting in the 2004 final.

Dott put together a fine 121 break in the opener and finished the session with a run of 70 but in between O'Sullivan dominated proceedings.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2006
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