first_imgJudd Trump won his first Masters title with an emphatic 10-4 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan at Alexandra Palace.The 29-year-old began as an underdog in his first Masters final against a player seeking his eighth title, but made an impressive start, sweeping to a 4-0 lead and chalking up breaks of 89, 87 and 56. Share via Email Reuse this content O’Sullivan went into the mid-session interval having scored only 45 points in the first four frames, but rallied with a 69 break to take the fifth. That didn’t rattle his opponent, who took the next three frames to open up a 7-1 lead ahead of Sunday’s evening session.Trailing by six frames going into the final session, O’Sullivan needed a fast start and he got one. He pulled one back in a scrappy opening before a fluked red at the start of the 10th frame let Trump in and he made no mistake with a break of 88. He was in the balls again and looked set to open up a 9-2 lead before he missed a long red with the rest, and O’Sullivan stepped up with a brilliant clearance of 114 to keep his hopes alive and reduce the arrears to 8-3.Trump responded by going 9-3 up via a break of 68, leaving O’Sullivan needing to win seven frames in a row. O’Sullivan subsequently registered another century break, posting 109 as he brought the gap down to five frames once again.However it was Trump’s night, and despite missing a relatively straightforward pink, he was let back in after O’Sullivan left a pink over the pocket. The Bristol left-hander then stepped up to put the match beyond doubt and claim his first Masters title with an emphatic 10-4 victory.It is Trump’s second “triple crown” title – and first for more than seven years – after winning the 2011 UK Championship. It is just the third defeat for O’Sullivan all season. Since you’re here… Support The Guardian When Alex Higgins gave snooker its greatest comeback story 35 years ago Topics Judd Trump … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Read more match reports Share on Messenger Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebooklast_img

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