Zhang Anda Triumphs Over Judd Trump in BetVictor Scottish Open Redemption

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In a remarkable performance, Zhang Anda, the International Champion, secured a 4-2 victory over the standout player of the season, Judd Trump, during the BetVictor Scottish Open in Edinburgh. This triumph marked a redemption for Zhang, who had suffered a painful defeat to Trump in the final of the BetVictor English Open earlier in the season.

During the English Open final, Trump orchestrated a spectacular comeback from a 7-3 deficit, winning six consecutive frames to emerge victorious with a 9-7 score. However, this time, Zhang turned the tables with an imperious display of skill.

Following the setback in the English Open, Zhang regrouped and bounced back with a sensational maiden ranking crown at the International Championship in Tianjin. His journey to the title included notable victories against Ding Junhui, Mark Williams, and Ronnie O’Sullivan. In the final, he secured a momentous 10-6 win over Tom Ford, featuring a remarkable 147 break.

Despite this achievement, Zhang faced a formidable challenge against Trump, whom he hadn’t defeated since the 2016 World Open. Trump, in scintillating form with recent victories in the BetVictor Northern Ireland Open and the Wuhan Open, entered the encounter as the favorite. However, Zhang displayed a near-flawless performance in the match, compiling breaks of 71, 114, 82, and 81 on his way to victory. His next opponent will be determined from the match between World Championship semi-finalist Si Jiahui and former Shoot Out runner-up Julien Lecrercq.

Meanwhile, World Champion Luca Brecel emerged as a 4-3 victor, overcoming a 3-2 deficit against James Cahill. Brecel, who faced challenges earlier in the week due to a delayed flight, showcased resilience with a brilliant clearance of 36 and a sublime 133 break in the deciding frame. This victory puts Brecel in a strong position to qualify for the World Grand Prix.

Liam Graham of Scotland secured his second professional match win, defeating Ben Mertens 4-2 to advance to the last 32. Having received a bye in the first round due to Ronnie O’Sullivan’s withdrawal, Graham capitalized on the opportunity and will now face Sanderson Lam.

In other results, John Higgins progressed with a 4-1 win over He Guoqiang, and Jimmy White scored an impressive 4-3 victory against Jimmy Robertson.

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