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Champion of Champions: Neil Robertson beats Judd Trump 10-9 in dramatic final


Neil Robertson knocked out Ronnie O’Sullivan on the way to meeting Trump in the final

World number four Neil Robertson won a dramatic Champion of Champions final by beating Judd Trump 10-9.

In a high-quality match in Coventry, Robertson led the world number one 5-4 at the end of the afternoon session.

The players were then locked at 8-8 when Trump got a snooker he needed and cleared up from the blue to go 9-8 up.

Robertson needed a snooker in the next and got it before potting a re-spotted black to take the match into a decider, which he won with a 137 break.

It was the Australian’s fifth century of the match and helped earn him the £150,000 top prize.

“I can’t believe the pair of us playing a match like that. It’s the best match I’ve ever been involved in,” said Robertson.

“It had everything. I dug in really deep to force a decider.”

Trump, who hit three centuries, was left to rue a missed red into the middle pocket when he was on the brink of victory at 9-8 up and on a break of 69.

It allowed Robertson back into the match as he got a snooker, and he potted the remaining reds with the black to tie the scores and secured the frame with a re-spotted black.

“The standard was very good throughout,” said Trump. “Overall, I thought Neil deserved to win. he played the better snooker over the two sessions.

“I’m not too disappointed. It was a game I enjoyed. Disappointed to lose from the position I was in but onwards and upwards.”

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