Magnificent Trump defeats Robertson to lift maiden German Masters title


A magnificent second session performance from Judd Trump saw the world champion beat Neil Robertson 9-6 and lift his maiden German Masters title.

Coming into the last session tied at four apiece Trump continued where he had left off as breaks of 54 and 75 saw him open a two-frame lead.

Robertson dug deep and a break of 66 cut the deficit before another half-century saw Trump once again go clear and eventually within one of victory.

An epic safety battle in the 14th frame eventually went Robertson’s way as he cut the gap once more.

However he couldn’t prevent the inevitable as Trump got in amongst the balls and knocked in his first century of the match to seal victory.

The result means that Robertson continued to lead the way in the BetVictor European Series, with the next event set to be the Shoot-Out.

Robertson, who is now under threat from his opponent for the overall title joked that Trump deserved a break and should skip the Shoot-Out.

Trump said he would “love” to play and take the money off Robertson and joked that maybe they “should both skip the Shoot-Out and have a face-off in Gibraltar.”

Trump was quick to pay tribute to his brother Jack who has joined him on tour recently which has coincided with Trump’s successful period.

“It speaks for itself,” Trump said. “Since he started coming around with me around 14, 15 months ago I’ve won five or six ranking events he’s turned my career around he’s managed to get me back on track, practicing harder than ever,

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