JUDD TRUMP admitted he felt like he wanted to give up snooker after a major collapse saw him crash out of the UK Championship.
A comfortable win looked on the cards for Trump after he took a deserved 4-1 lead against Liang Wenbo before a remarkable turnaround from his opponent sent him packing.
The Chinese number two star hit back winning the next five frames as Trump’s game transformed from brilliant to what he described on Twitter as ’embarrassing’.
Trump’s game had gone from potting everything to missing everything within the space of a few frames. His collapse was even more remarkable given he won the first three frames without Wenbo scoring a single point.
After the match the Bristol star said the end of the last 32 match was one of the worst he felt in his playing career.
He then tweeted to his thousands of followers: “Sorry for that performance. Feel like giving up after that!! Embarrassing!”
Elsewhere, there was heartbreak for Thailand’s talented star Thepchaiya Un-Nooh who missed the final black to deny himself a 147 maximum break in his match against Neil Robertson.
Trailing the Australian 4-1, Un-Nooh made a brilliant break of 140 including a brilliant final red but it all ended in disappointment as he missed a routine final black. The miss could have cost him a winning prize of £44,000.
Un-Nooh went on to lose the match 6-2 to the in form Robertson who is looking for more silverware after winning the Champion of Champions last month.
The 30-year-old joins Ken Doherty and Mark Selby to have missed the final black to deny them a memorable maximum break.
Another incredible match in the evening session saw Thailand’s Dechawat Poomjaeng pull off the mother of all comebacks after he fought back from 5-0 down to beat Mark Joyce 6-5.
Marco Fu was the other winner from the evening matches after beating International Championship finalist David Gilbert.
The afternoon session saw Shanghai Masters winner Kyren Wilson knocked out of the tournament after he suffered a heavy 6-1 loss to Tom Ford and world number 11 Mark Allen lost 6-4 to Martin Gould.
Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire advanced to the last 16 with wins over Ben Woollaston and Mark Davis respectively.
UK Championship – Last 16 Draw:
Peter EBDON vs David GRACE
Martin GOULD vs Joe SWAIL
Liang WENBO vs Tom FORD
Marco FU vs Shaun MURPHY
Neil ROBERTSON vs Stephen MAGUIRE
Jamie BURNETT vs John HIGGINS
Luca BRECEL vs Matthew SELT
Dechawat POOMJAENG vs Mark SELBY
Categories: UK Championship