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Snooker news – Judd Trump wins titanic struggle with Barry Hawkins to reach Grand Prix final

Trump wins titanic struggle with Hawkins to reach Grand Prix final
By Eurosport

09/02/2019 at 22:42Updated 09/02/2019 at 22:49

Judd Trump came out on top in a terrific semi-final against Barry Hawkins, holding his nerve to win a final frame decider at the World Grand Prix.

A topsy-turvy affair saw Hawkins take an early two-frame lead featuring a gorgeous break of 92.

But Trump hit back with two fine breaks of his own to level the scores.

And the in-form pair then proceeded to alternate frames right through until the final stanza of the best-of-11 match.

A nervy, tactical opening to the decisive frame was finally brought to an end by Trump, and Hawkins didn't get another feel of the table.

Trump will face Ali Carter in Sunday's final.

WORLD GRAND PRIX

FIRST ROUND (best of seven frames)

Monday, February 4

7pm

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan 2-4 Marco Fu
  • Mark Allen 4-2 Gary Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins 4-1 Ryan Day
  • Stuart Bingham 4-1 Zhao Xintong

Tuesday, February 5

1pm

  • Martin O’Donnell 3-4 Ali Carter
  • Jimmy Robertson 3-4 Mark Davis
  • Mark Williams 3-4 Yuan Sijun
  • Neil Robertson 3-4 Xiao Guodong

7pm

  • Joe Perry 3-4 Tom Ford
  • Stephen Maguire 4-1 Mark King
  • Judd Trump 4-3 Stuart Carrington
  • Jack Lisowski 1-4 Ding Junhui

Wednesday, February 6

1pm

  • Mark Selby 4-1 Shaun Murphy
  • John Higgins 2-4 Noppon Saengkham
  • David Gilbert 4-0 Yan Bingtao
  • Kyren Wilson 4-3 Matthew Stevens

LAST 16 (best of seven frames)

7pm

  • Xiao Guodong 4-1 Mark Davis
  • Tom Ford 2-4 Judd Trump
  • Stephen Maguire 2-4 Yuan SiJun
  • Barry Hawkins 4-1 Marco Fu

Thursday, February 7

1pm

  • David Gilbert 4-0 Ding Junhui
  • Ali Carter 4-1 Mark Allen
  • Kyren Wilson 4-0 Stuart Bingham
  • Mark Selby 4-2 Noppon Saengkham

QUARTER-FINALS (best of nine frames)

7pm

  • Ali Carter 5-1 David Gilbert
  • Xiao Guodong 5-4 Yuan Sijun

Friday, February 8

1pm

  • Mark Selby 1-5 Judd Trump
  • Kyren Wilson 2-5 Barry Hawkins

SEMI-FINALS (best of 11 frames)

7pm

Ali Carter 6-0 Xiao Guodong

Saturday, February 9

7pm

Judd Trump 6-5 Barry Hawins

FINAL (best of 19 frames)

1pm

Ali Carter v Judd Trump

7pm

Ali Carter v Judd Trump

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