World Grand Prix: Judd Trump beats Jack Lisowski to win sixth ranking title of 2020


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Judd Trump has now won 20 ranking titles since turning professional in 2005

World number one Judd Trump secured his sixth ranking win of 2020 with a 10-7 win over fellow Englishman Jack Lisowski, who produced a fine fightback in the World Grand Prix final.

Trump, 31, was in pole position for the £100,000 first prize when he took a 7-2 lead after two breaks over 70 and 122 in the fourth frame.

Lisowski then hit two century breaks en route to winning four on the bounce.

It was 8-7 before Trump took the last two frames for victory.

The 2019 world champion said: “In the end it was an amazing game. I can’t remember missing a ball in the second session, but I lost 5-4. It’s not often that’s happened

“Over nine frames, I’ve only played Ronnie O’Sullivan or John Higgins at that standard – that’s how good he was tonight.

“I had to be at my absolute best. It was a strange game, but a pure relief after there was someone coming back at you.”

World number 15 Lisowski, who beat former world champions Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy en route to the final, said: “It wasn’t good for me after the first session. I wanted to make a game of it tonight. I definitely put Judd under pressure. I lost two or three frames from 50 or 60 up.

“Even though I lost, I pushed the best player in the world. My game is going in the right direction.”

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