'I got unbelievable fortune' - Mark Allen delighted with shock win over Judd Trump at Northern Ireland Open
"It's not quite the way I wanted it to happen, but I just had to fight for every ball out there today, I wasn't quite at it," Allen said in the Eurosport studio after the upset. "I got two bits of unbelievable fortune when Judd was in front and I could have been 4-0 down - two huge slices of fortune. I don't know what's going on because normally I crumble here! But it's nice to get a few wins."
'I got unbelievable fortune' - Allen on stunning win over Trump
"I just couldn't get anything going [early on] - I was 3-0 down and I hadn't done anything good yet. I was just trying to remain as patient as possible in my seat, but it's hard when you're struggling a little bit.
I got two bits of unbelievable fortune when Judd was in front and I could have been 4-0 down - two huge slices of fortune.
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"Then after that I managed to play okay and I didn't really make any mistakes. He is such a devastating potter and I wasn't doing well at the start.
"I felt really relaxed and I just hung in there. I was mentally really good all day. I was very patient in my seat and just waited for my chances. I felt like chances would come.
"I don't know what's going on because normally I crumble here! But it's nice to get a few wins in tight matches. I felt really relaxed and hopefully I can take that into tomorrow."
Allen, who has yet to triumph at his home tournament, would be an extremely popular champion in Belfast if he can go all the way.
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