2015 World Grand Prix - Trump triumphs over O'Sullivan

00:23:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Judd Trump recorded a tremendous 10-7 victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in order to lift this year's World Grand Prix trophy and a cheque of £100,000 to which, the Bristol-man is adding an extra £5,000 for scoring the highest break of the tournament (142).

After a first session that saw a powerful Ronnie O'Sullivan taking a 5-4 lead, the lads returned in the arena from Cymru Venue in Llandudno, to resume their match.

It wasn't really a surprise to see the Rocket break the "evening-ice" with a great 96 break, but something was telling us that he just wasn't in the right frame of mind.

Just as the match started he got very disturbed by two photographers who presumably were interring with his snooker. The plot thickens for one of them was the lovely Monique Limbos.

Bottom line though, the two photographers were asked to leave the arena and Monique soon tweeted:

"For those who asked, I don't know what it is with Ronnie right now. We were two sitting there in a corner, not in his line.

I wasn't even taking pictures, when he was playing. But just seeing us there was bothering him it seems. So we left, and we can't even have pictures of Judd."

After the match it seems that Ronnie apologised for his outburst.

The match continued with the same Rocket in amongst the balls, a break of 59 taking him 7-4 up. Was this the time of the Trump-esque comeback?

Indeed it was, as Judd took advantage of a missed black from Ronnie, down on frame 12, to record a 57 break, to which he quickly added runs of 47, 23 and a great 142 clearance to level the match at 7-7.

From here on it was an almost one-way street for Trump, Ronnie's contributions being too weak to compete with his opponent's fury.

The 2011 UK champion won a scrappy 15th frame, continued with one won on the black and a top break of 36 in the last one, to seal a 10-7 victory.

Over the moon, Trump received a well-deserved trophy to celebrate one of the biggest victories of his career.

He admitted his performance wasn't top-notch and added that he would like to face Ronnie in a match in which both of them played well enough.

At the same time, snooker fans will be pleased to hear that O’Sullivan confirmed the fact that he’s “looking forward to Sheffield”, so despite what we’ve all read in the papers, he’s still up for the job, it seems.

With that in mind we say our goodbyes to a lovely tournament, venue and city and fly off to Thailand for the Players Championship.