2016 Masters (Day Seven) - Hawkins gets final spot

18:27:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

We've just witnessed a glorious first semi-final here at Ally Pally, as Barry Hawkins won 6-4 over Judd Trump in order to conquer the first spot of the 2016 Dafabet Masters final.

The player nicknamed "The Hawk" started in the best possible way, by firing in no more and no less than two century breaks (130 and 128) to take the first two frames of the session.

A bit out of focus Trump regrouped just in time, breaks of 44 and 58 levelling things up at the interval. This was getting interesting!

Soon enough the players, alongside referee Jan Verhaas, returned into the arena and after Judd missed a red to the right middle pocket, Hawkins hit with a 74 break to go back in front.

But his opponent wasn't going to sit in his chair for much longer and thanks to breaks of 103 and 72 Trump was not only drawing level, but also taking the lead for the first time since the start of the match, 4-3.

Hawkins worked one of those special-and-one-visit winning-breaks (78) of his own in frame eight and added a perfect 100 break to go just one away from victory.

The last frame came down to the last red and the colours, with Trump having a slight advantage of 40-34. 

A genuine safety shots battle followed, one which Hawkins won fair and square (and potted an amazing blue!!!) to get his place in tomorrow's final.

The suspense continues tonight from 7pm (UK time) with Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stuart Bingham. Sooo, who's going to be, ey?