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Graeme Dott's Biography

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Scottish snooker player, Graeme Dott was born on 12 May 1977.

Dott became a snooker professional in 1994. In 1999 he was a losing finalist in the Regal Scottish in Aberdeen. Dott broke into the world's top 16 at the end of the 2000/01 season.

Dott was runner-up at the British Open 2001 (losing 9-6 to John Higgins) and the Embassy World Championship 2004 (going down to Ronnie O'Sullivan) and the Malta Cup 2005 (beaten by Stephen Hendry). In 2006 he got to the final of the World Championship again, and after beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semi-finals, Dott said: "It annoys me I don't get the credit I deserve. It's just the way I play and they don't like it."

Asked by Look Local what is the greatest lesson life has taught him, Graeme Dott replied: "To appreciate others and to appreciate everything. When things are going well, don't take anything for granted."

Dott is a keen Glasgow Rangers fan and enjoys his golf. He is married to Elaine and they have a son Lewis. Graeme Dott's father-in-law Alex Lambie was his manager until Lambie's death in December 2006.

Graeme Dott beat Peter Ebdon in a marathon final to take the 2006 snooker World Championship.

In 2007, Graeme Dott won the China Open. Dott beat Jamie Cope 9-5 in the final, having beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-2 in the semi-final.

In April 2008, the BBC reported that Graeme Dott had decided to play at snooker's World Championship despite suffering from depression.

On 1 May 2010, Graeme Dott beat Mark Selby 17-14 to reach his third World Championship final. However, Dott lost 18-13 to Neil Robertson in the final.

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