World Championship

Emotional Bingham – “I can’t believe I’ve reached the final”

Stuart Bingham. Picture by Monique Limbos

Stuart Bingham. Picture by Monique Limbos

STUART BINGHAM says he plans to enjoy every single moment of the biggest match of his life after reaching the World Championship final.

An emotional Bingham cried with delight after beating Judd Trump in a final frame decider late last night to reach the climax of the sport’s biggest and toughest competition.

Defeating the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan and Trump along the way, Bingham has shown the snooker world he is more than a match for anyone on the big stage.

But standing in his way in the final is Shaun Murphy – a player who is in the form of his life and has crushed opponents throughout the tournament with ease.

However Bingham told the media in an emotional press conference he will be ready for the challenge as he bids to become world champion.

“When I turned pro 20 years ago I wanted to be World Champion. I’ve had a lot of scars from getting beat and a few things have happened off the table. I lost my father in law, Terry, last year and saw my wife go through that. This is (Trump victory) for him, and for Vic Harris (former snooker player and coach who died earlier this year).

“I can’t believe I’ve reached the final, I’m over the moon.

“It’s going to be tough against Shaun, he has played some great stuff from day one here. I’ve just got to try to take my chances for the next two days. It will mean everything if I can do it. I will enjoy every second of it.”

The World Championship final starts at 2pm on Sunday. Follow live text and social media updates here as well as on Twitter @TOGB_Snooker.

 

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