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Judd Trump crushes O'Sullivan to win Masters snooker tournament champion

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-01-21 09:28
Judd Trump at the table during the Final against Ronnie O'Sullivan (not pictured) in the 2019 Dafabet Snooker Masters held at Alexandra Palace, London, Jan 20, 2019. [Photo/IC]

LONDON -- World number five Judd Trump shocked seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 to win his first title of the Masters snooker tournament here on Sunday.

Trump, who beat O'Sullivan in the Northern Ireland Open two months ago, got off to a flying start, winning four frames in a row and going on to take a 7-1 advantage in the first session.

O'Sullivan managed to win three frames in the second session, but it was too little and too late.

"I have waited a long time for this," said Trump. "This is like my local tournament and it is a dream come true.

O'Sullivan, 43, who led China's Ding Junhui 4-0 in his 6-3 victory Saturday afternoon, has now suffered defeat six times in Masters finals.

The world number three said, "Judd played a great match, he played brilliantly this afternoon. Sometimes you have to accept that the better man won on the day. He's always been a very good player.

"He's a great talent. The youngsters start coming through to take over eventually and there's a lot of good youngsters out there."

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