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Wilson raced into a 4-1 lead in a nervy encounter, before ending the afternoon session with a 5-3 advantage.
However, Gilbert, who scored the 147th 147 in professional snooker history last month, instantly cut the deficit before notching the first century of the final.
German Masters
Gilbert: Wilson was a jammy git! 😛
03/02/2019 AT 22:50
He ended up whitewashing Wilson in the session, clinching the following frame after a loose safety shot from the 27-year-old and then a failure to make the most of an opening in the 12th frame.

Wilson: 'Listen, I'm hard... a fighter!'

However, Wilson returned from the interval a completely different player.
Breaks of 93, 54 and 70 left him a frame away from victory.
He then won a scrappy final frame with some brilliant snooker to finally clinch victory and the £80,000 winner's cheque.
German Masters
Wilson: 'Listen, I'm hard... a fighter!'
03/02/2019 AT 22:49