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Judd Trump

NameDate of Birth Country
Judd Trump20-08-1989England

Career

Trump became the third youngest player at the time ever to reach the World Championship, at the 2007 event, by beating James Wattana 10–5, (with champions Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan respectively younger), and also with China's Liu Chuang and Belgium's Luca Brecel is one of only five 17-year-olds to feature at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. Trump played the 2005 champion and 6th seed, Shaun Murphy, in the first round, losing 6–10 despite having led 6–5.

2015/2016
In the defence of his Australian Goldfields Open title, Trump was knocked out in the quarter-finals 5–1 by Stephen Maguire.He reached the final of the Shanghai Masters, but a slow start from Trump saw him trail world number 54 Kyren Wilson 6–3 after the first session. Wilson also had leads of 8–4 and 9–7, before Trump sent the match into a deciding frame which Wilson won.Trump scored 278 points to nil in taking the first three frames of his third round UK Championship match with Liang Wenbo, but went on to lose 6–4. Trump branded the collapse an embarrassment and said it was the worst he had felt as a professional.In the new year Trump and Neil Robertson set a record of six centuries in a best-of-11 frame match (four from Trump and two from Robertson). Trump closed it out with a sublime 129 break to win 6–5, with Robertson describing it as the greatest match in Masters' history.He was knocked out 6–4 in the semi-finals by Barry Hawkins.

2016/2017
Trump thrashed John Higgins 4–0 in the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Masters and then overcame Mark Selby 6–2 to play Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. Trump was down 8–6, but took each of the final three frames to triumph 9–8 and win his sixth ranking title.In his next event, the English Open, he comfortably beat Higgins in the quarter-finals again, this time 5–1 and then defeated Barry Hawkins 6–2 to make it 14 wins in a row.Trump lost 9–6 to Liang Wenbo in the final after having missed a good chance to make it 7–7.Trump edged past Shaun Murphy 6–5 on the final black to reach the semi-finals of the International Championship and was knocked out 9–4 by Ding Junhui.He had a surprise 6–2 defeat to Oliver Lines in the second round of the UK Championship.Trump was 5–1 up on Higgins in the semi-finals of the Scottish Open as he made three centuries and a 99 break, but Higgins recovered to win 6–5.In an extremely high quality first round match at the Masters, Trump made two centuries and Marco Fu three, with there being nine further breaks above 50 as Fu edged through 6–5.

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