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Canada's Kevin Martin improved to 7-0 at the world championships on Tuesday. ((Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press))

Team Canada skip Kevin Martin left no question as to who's the favourite at this year's world men's curling championship as he dominated his closest rival, Thomas Ulsrud of Norway, 9-2 on Tuesday in Moncton, N.B.

The Edmonton skip only needed six ends in the Draw 11 match to defeat Ulsrud, who started the day at 5-0 but fell to 5-2.

Canada (7-0) now has a stranglehold on first place with only a few draws remaining in round-robin play.

Martin's rink has been so dominant that the team has only needed to play the 10th and final end once in seven games.

Martin stole three in the first end and had a 5-1 lead after the third. He scored four in the sixth end to go up 9-2, and that was enough for Ulsrud, who conceded defeat.

The Norwegians are still in second spot, but with five teams breathing down their neck, all at 4-3.

With files from the Canadian Press