Judd Trump makes snooker history with Gibraltar Open triumph

Judd Trump has made snooker history after he became the most successful player in a single season ever after winning the Gibraltar Open.

The world number one continued his global dominance in the sport by becoming the first player in the history of snooker to win six ranking events in a single season.

Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui, Mark Selby and Ronnie O’Sullivan have all won five ranking events in a season but their joint record has now been broken by the best player on the planet.

Trump’s first season as reigning world champion has been one to remember by lifting the International Championship, World Open, Northern Ireland Open, German Masters, the Players Championship and now the Gibraltar Open in the space of seven months.

He came back from 3-2 down to beat Kyren Wilson in a close-run final in which there was no crowd watching due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Judd Trump. Picture courtesy of Monique Limbos

Just this season alone Trump has wracked up prize money to the tune of over £850,000.

This includes a bonus of £150,000 for winning the BetVictor European series after winning more prize money than any other player through a series of events including the Gibraltar Open, German Masters, European Masters and the Snooker Shootout for which he did not enter.

Trump now has 17 ranking titles to his name, bringing him level with Mark Selby in seventh place on the all-time list.

The Bristol Ace will be hoping for seventh heaven in the days to come when he bids to win the Tour Championship, which starts on Tuesday, for the first time.

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