|Youg Trump takes the lead over Higgins|
The first two sessions that took place yesterday saw Juddy taking control of the match with a 10-7 scoreline over a more experienced, but kind of sloppy John Higgins. The majority of Higgins` frame winning opportunities came because Trump missed unexpectedly and the Scotsman returned to the table to clear it. We often call it a "steal", but that’s nothing to do with someone entering your house and robbing it. The main problem here is that when the three-time champion had the chance to start a break on his own, from the beginning of the match I mean, something happened: a kick, a terrible miss and Trump would take over that frame.
However the Scotsman efforts can’t be overlooked for he performed some cracking shots in both sessions and he was even in the lead more than once. Although the one who broke the ice was Trump, the youngster taking over the first two frames, Higgins succeeded in pulling back one by one and draw at two a piece. To make a comeback in front of such a great performer like Judd, well, that’s something few can accomplish and for that Higgins deserves to be considered for the trophy.
|John Higgins needs to improve his tactic|
Still, a few misses and some horrible kicks changed the faith of the session, Judd Trump taking no more than three consecutive frames to end the evening leading John Higgins 10-7.
In my opinion if Higgins` form would have been a better one, like when he played in the UK Championship for example, he could have easily taken the lead in this match, because Trump missed more than one ball in the previous sessions. Most likely Judd is human and he is starting to feel the pressure of playing in such an important event’s final and if Higgins can take advantage of that he can defeat Trump with his eyes closed and his hands tight on his back.
However, if Higgins continues this not so brilliant form of playing the game and Trump continues to shine, then with all do respect, he deserves to be crowned at the end as the King of the 2011 World Championship.
The last day and last sessions` programme can be checked below:
14:00 (UK time)
Judd Trump v. John Higgins
19:00 (UK time)
Judd Trump v. John Higgins*
*the final session
14:00-17:00 (British EuroSport)
14:00-18:00 (BBC 2)
19:00-22:00 (British EuroSport)
19:00-23:00 (BBC 2)
Best of luck to both players and may the best man win! Snooker is always the champion, no matter what the result will be! ;-)