Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump by 10-9 within the Ultimate of the 2020 UK Championship, successful the Triple Crown occasion for the third time. He had beforehand gained this prestigious occasion in 2013 and 2015. Solely three gamers have extra UK crowns: Ronnie O’Sullivan (7, Steve Davis (6)), and Stephen Hendry (7). That is Neil’s nineteenth rating title, bringing him on par with Judd Trump, and one higher than Mark Selby.
The match was held in Milton Keynes, beneath social distancing guidelines. It began on November 23th and completed on December sixth, 2020.
Ding Junhui was the Defending Champion, however his defence ended within the final 64 spherical; he was overwhelmed 6-5 by David Grace.
All Grove gamers had been concerned.
The all Grove last was an unimaginable match that ended properly previous midnight. There was by no means multiple body between the gamers. The deciding body lasted 66 minutes and it went to the final pink.
Each gamers gave it completely the whole lot.
Neil was interviewed by Rob Walker after the match:
That is the very best account one can find on that match, the journey to victory: the feelings, the doubts, the exhaustion, and the triumph, informed by the winner in his personal phrases.
Judd was very trustworthy and gracious in defeat (supply WST):
“It was an epic battle, it’s powerful to take. I bottled it on the finish, easy as that. I had a simple brown to screw again, I attempted to stun it as I used to be beneath strain, however I messed it up. The strain bought to me. Neil is an incredible participant and totally deserved the win. Hopefully, I can be taught from that.”
Neil celebrated together with his associate, Mille.
Ali Carter misplaced within the first spherical, Luca Brecel within the final 64, and Jack Lisowski reached the quarter finals.