It was the Northern Irishman’s first tournament victory on the Main Tour in almost two years.
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The showdown is a repeat of the 2015 final when the Australian emerged with the trophy.
The Australian is one more win away from a third career victory in the prestigious tournament.
Four of the world’s top eight ranked players will vie for the coveted trophy this weekend in Milton Keynes.
The Northern Irishman won the last four frames to beat the world champion in Milton Keynes.
The “Jester” is through to the last four of the event for the first time since 2013.
The world number one advanced to the semi-finals of the invitational tournament for the second season in succession.
The Australian has already triumphed in this competition twice in the past, including twelve months ago.
The prestigious invitational is on the calendar for the eighth time since 2013.