Judd Trump wins dramatic final frame to beat Barry Hawkins

Judd Trump won a dramatic final frame to beat Barry Hawkins and make it through to the semi-finals of the Welsh Open.

With the score at 4-4 going into the decider Trump got off to a fine start with a break of 32 before he missed on the yellow.

Hawkins took control but after a succession of safeties Trump managed to fluke the final red.

However, he was not on a colour so had to try and snooker Hawkins before he made a mistake of his own that gave his opponent a chance on the yellow.

Incredibly, he couldn’t take that chance and it allowed Trump to clear up.

The match was a cagey affair with Hawkins’ highest break 76 and Trump’s just 50.

Trump looked comfortable at 3-1 up but Hawkins rallied with three consecutive half-centuries to take the lead.

Trump responded to take the eighth frame before sealing it in the ninth and will face Scott Donaldson in the semi-finals after the 22-year-old beat Zhou Yuelong 5-0 in the earlier game.

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