VIDEO – When Wilson’s dream came true

THIS is the moment Kyren Wilson became a snooker champion on the world’s leading stage for the first time.

The Kettering potter beat world number seven Judd Trump 10-9 in a thrilling Shanghai Masters final to win his first major title since becoming professional.

The 23-year-old, who began the tournament world number 54, held his nerve in style as a break of 75 in the final frame of the match sealed him his first major silverware and the £85,000 winning prize.

Wilson had earlier beat the likes of Mark Allen and home favourite Ding Junhui prior to reaching the final of the China based ranking event.

His previous highest run in a major event came in the quarter finals of the Shanghai Masters in 2013. Later in that season he competed in the venue stage of the World Championship for the first time after a brilliant run in the qualifiers.

Following his victory he tweeted “Shanghai Masters champion!! Wow what a feeling,” accompanied by a picture of him kissing the trophy.

Wilson’s stunning victory moved him up 32 places in the world rankings list to 22nd – his highest ever ranking position.

 

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