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article imageHiggins comeback stuns Trump in Shanghai snooker final

By Tim Sandle     Sep 23, 2012 in Sports
John Higgins has spectacularly rallied from 2-7 down to beat Judd trump 10-9 in the Shanghai Masters snooker final. This was Higgins' 25th major title.
World Snooker reports that Scotland's John Higgins has mounted an impressive comeback to clinch the Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters by a single frame. Higgins defeated England's Judd Trump by 10 frames to 9.
Leading up to the final, both players had been in impressive form and beat several high class opponents. However, things were not so even at the start of the final for at the half-way stage in match Trump led 7-2 and early on in the match he built up a seemingly impregnable 5-0 lead. At this point, Higgins responded with a maximum break of 147 (as can be seen in the video below).
Pro Snooker notes that the maximum break did not lead to an immediate change of fortunes as Trump won two of the next three frames during a session in which he compiled eight breaks of 50 or more, including two century breaks of his own with runs of 112 and 111.
After the interval the match changed, as the BBC's review indicates, and Higgins embarked on a six frame winning streak and moved 8-7 ahead. Seemingly undeterred by this change of events, Trump compiled his third century break of the day with a break of 105. From 8-8 the players shared the next two frames before the nervy decider got underway.
In the deciding frame trump had the early running with an initial break of 35, however a mistake let Higgins in for a match winning break of 61. For his efforts Higgins secured the first prize of £75,000 (around $122,000) and Trump received a runner-up's purse of £30,000 (around $49,000). lists the frame scores (Higgins first) as:
0-112 (112), 0-121 (80), 12-92 (74), 16-111 (111), 50-74 (59) 147-0 (147), 37-69 (51), 62-51 (T 51), 0-63 (53), 89-0(89) 74-22 (74), 78-12, 76-0 (76), 71-0 (71), 64-58 2-119 (105), 69-31 (64), 47-63, 66-36 (61)
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