Stuart Bingham could not hide the tears after he was crowned Masters champion following a thrilling final against Ali Carter.
The 2015 World Championship winner added the Masters title to his bow after he produced a wonderful comeback at London’s Alexandra Palace to seal a 10-8 win.
Bingham appeared to be struggling during the pivotal stages of the 2020 Masters final when Carter won four frames on the bounce to go into a 7-5 lead.
But the mid-session interval came at just the right time for Bingham who hit back in impressive style to win five frames out of six to land his second biggest trophy of his career and the £250,000 prize.
Bingham’s comeback saw him compile breaks of 64, 85, 58 and 88 before a superb 109 – his first century break of the competition – sealed victory.
Speaking just after his huge win, an emotional Bingham said: “It’s unbelievable, I’m absolutely speechless.
“I don’t know (what turned the match around), obviously the way Ali came out I was thinking of what to say getting beat. How I’ve changed it around, I’ll never know.
“I’ve had fun all week, I’ve got the crowd involved and it’s been superb. I think that’s the key to my game if I can come out and enjoy it I can perform like that.
“Commiserations to Ali. He absolutely put it to me in the evening session and I honestly ain’t got a clue where that (Bingham’s comeback) came from.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to get my hands on that Paul Hunter Trophy – it means the world.”
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