Judd Trump beat Stuart Bingham 9-7 to win this yr’s European Masters crown and on the identical time managed to defend his first rating title.
It was the autumn of 2016 in Bucharest, Romania when Trump was beating Ronnie O’Sullivan in a cracking last that noticed all its frames being performed, with a view to win the primary version of the European Masters.
A yr later, the identical Judd Trump nearly ended on one other decider, to retain his European Masters crown, this time by enjoying one other world champion, Stuart Bingham, within the metropolis of Lommel, Belgium.
The cues-battle was a reasonably balanced one, because the lads began going hand-in-hand up till 2-2 when Bingham fired in breaks of 107 and 101 to go 4-2 forward. Nonetheless, by the tip of the primary session, Trump was positive to stage up in opposition to his partner-in-crime at 4 apiece.
The second session was opened with an incredible 130 break, which bared Stu’s signature, however Trump’s breaks of 107 and 66 had been taking the Bristolian at 7-5 up because the interval got here knocking.
A couple of minutes later and after runs of 31, 38 and 78, the scoreline was as soon as once more a draw, as Bingham proved he is in his rights to win the title.
Nonetheless, Trump’s breaks of 66 and 107 had been too sturdy to see any reply from his opponent and so the match ended on 9-7.
Delighted over his win, Trump admitted that his victory means much more, since that is the primary time that he manages to defend a title.
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