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Judd Trump defeats Marco Fu 10-8 to lift Players Championship

Trump defeats Fu 10-8 to lift Players Championship

12/03/2017 at 22:00Updated 12/03/2017 at 22:45

Judd Trump came from 5-2 down to beat Marco Fu 10-8 in the final of the Players Championship.

The pair exchanged the opening four frames before Fu won three in a row, notching four half-centuries in the first seven frames.

However after the break Trump came roaring back, hitting back-to-back centuries to make it 5-4.

He won four more to make it six in a row, including another century, as the score became 8-5 in Trump's favour.

Fu fought back but another century helped Trump to 9-8, before he closed out the match.

"I'm delighted, there's a lot of relief - I've played in a lot of finals this season and lost the last three I think ," Trump said afterwards.

"Neither of us were at our best this evening; it was a bit scrappy which probably made it more exciting for the crowd to see us twitching.

"I do normally go behind in finals - maybe a bit of a slow starter - so I knew I could rattle off a few frames. I'm delighted and excited to have won."

The win continues Trump's fine form as the build-up to the World Championships continues.

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