Judd Trump lifted the English Open title for the first time after he beat Neil Robertson in a thrilling final.
A superb century break of 114 in the final frame after Robertson produced a century break himself to force the match all the way saw the world number one win his first ranking title of the new season.
The close-fought victory extended Trump’s lead at the top of the world rankings after he claimed the £70,000 prize and ranking points as well as the Steve Davis Trophy.
In a see-saw type final which saw both players have spells of dominance, Trump came back from 7-4 behind to defeat the world number 3 Australian.
Trump moves on to 18 ranking titles, bringing him level with Robertson and Mark Selby in sixth place on the all-time list. He also becomes the first player to win three Home Nations events after previously winning the Northern Ireland Open on two occasions.
The next big event in the snooker calendar is the Champion of Champions which takes place next week. The annual event is an invitational tournament which sees several of snooker’s best players competing for the £100,000 prize.
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