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Neil Robertson claims Champion of Champions title in epic win over Judd Trump

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson
pipped to the Champion of Champions title (Picture: Getty Images)

Neil Robertson gained an exciting Champion of Champions closing in opposition to Judd Trump on Sunday night time, successful 10-9 after a closing body decider to say the £150,000 high prize.

It was an outrageously excessive customary from each males with the winner making 5 centuries and the runner-up rolling in three over the 19 frames.

The match was tight all through however Trump will likely be cursing his luck at 9-Eight forward and having a major lead in the 17th body earlier than lacking a pink to the center with Robertson needing snookers.

The Aussie stepped in, acquired the snooker required and cleared as much as power a re-spotted black, which he sunk to power a decider.

The continuous brilliance lasted proper until the tip as Robertson made a unbelievable 137 to deliver the match to an in depth.

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Robertson made a formidable begin to the ultimate, shifting 2-Zero forward due to a break of 112 in the second.

However, Trump was not about to be proven up in the century-making course of, as he rattled in successive breaks of 121, 127 and 119 to take a 4-Three lead, recovering from 1-Three down.

The Aussie was not deterred, although, and ended the primary session forward, with one other ton, 111, to take him to a 5-Four lead.

The night session began with Trump leveling the , however Robertson then had a terrific likelihood for glory, potting 13 reds and blacks, however breaking down on 104 with the utmost in sight.

Neither man was blinking when it got here to successful frames, although, and so they simply couldn’t be separated because the match hurried alongside to 8-8, Robertson making the very best break of the sport to that time (135) in the 16th body.

The world champion took the 17th and went one away from victory, getting back from needing a , then on a transparent run to the title earlier than being held again.

Robertson had the primary likelihood in the 18th, however broke down with Trump stepping in to make 69 and attending to the purpose the place his opponent wanted snookers.

Trump missed a reasonably easy pink, in got here the Australian who managed to get the one snooker he wanted, and degree the scores, taking the body to a re-spotted black, which Robertson finally sank to the center, taking us to a decider.

The two consecutive frames gained from needing snookers confirmed the nerves, but in addition the unbelievable resolve of each males as they took the sport to a 19th body.

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Trump had a go at a protracted pink early on and that was his final shot of the event as Robertson stepped as much as make 137 and get his fingers on the trophy.

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