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Mark Selby retains world title after gritty victory over John Higgins

• Defending champion wins 18-15 to lift trophy for the third time
• Selby joins select band by keeping his crown

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage during this final, recovered to win his third world championship in four years. Along with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, he is now one of a select band of four players to retain the title during its fabled 40-year residency at the Crucible Theatre.

Related: Mark Selby beats John Higgins to win world snooker championship – as it happened

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Mark Selby retains world title after gritty victory over John Higgins

• Defending champion wins 18-15 to lift trophy for the third time
• Selby joins select band by keeping his crown

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage during this final, recovered to win his third world championship in four years. Along with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, he is now one of a select band of four players to retain the title during its fabled 40-year residency at the Crucible Theatre.

Related: Mark Selby beats John Higgins to win world snooker championship – as it happened

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