Judd Trump Secures Fourth BetVictor German Masters Final with Win Over Craigie

Judd Trump has secured his spot in the BetVictor German Masters final for the fourth time, defeating Sam Craigie 6-2 at Berlin’s Tempodrom. The Ace in the Pack is set to face the 21-year-old Chinese sensation, Si Jiahui, in the title match on Sunday, competing for the Brandon Parker Trophy and a top prize of £80,000.

This week has been particularly successful for Trump, who has already clinched the £150,000 BetVictor Series bonus, having won the BetVictor English and Northern Ireland Opens and finishing as the runner-up at the BetVictor European Masters. This victory marks Trump’s record-extending third win in the series.

Sam Craigie, despite reaching his first ranking semi-final with a landmark 5-1 win over defending champion Ali Carter in the quarterfinals, exits the event after falling short of the final against Trump.

In a closely contested match, the first two frames of the evening were shared, and Trump secured a hard-fought third frame after a crucial mistake by Craigie. Trump then added the fourth frame to lead 3-1 at the mid-session interval. After the break, Trump continued to dominate, securing the fifth frame with a break of 68. Craigie fought back, taking the sixth frame with a break of 71, making it 4-2. However, Trump sealed the deal with contributions of 75 and 79 in consecutive frames to reach the final.

Reflecting on the upcoming final against Si Jiahui, Trump commented on the unusual experience of playing someone so young and praised the Chinese talent for his attacking and exciting style of play.

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