Judd Trump Dominates Semi-Final, Advances to Cazoo Champion of Champions Final Showdown

Judd Trump secured his spot in the Cazoo Champion of Champions final by defeating Barry Hawkins 6-3, marking his fifth final appearance of the season and positioning himself for a potential fourth title. Despite Trump’s initial 5-0 lead, Hawkins staged a late comeback, but Trump held firm to set up a final showdown on Sunday against either Mark Allen or John Higgins.

With one more victory, Trump could claim his second Champion of Champions title along with the £150,000 prize for this year. Reflecting on the match, Trump emphasized the need for patience to close out the win and acknowledged the tense moments after the interval. He highlighted the importance of maintaining focus, especially when holding a lead, and expressed confidence in his performance in this particular event.

Notably, Trump finds the Champion of Champions event to be well-suited to his strengths, from the dress code to the format, and he feels at ease and in top form within this competition. Sunday’s final will mark Trump’s third consecutive appearance in the Champion of Champions final, and his solid breaks, including scores of 69, 71, and 99, played a crucial role in securing his victory in the match against Hawkins.

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