Phil Haigh ✍️
Judd Trump made an incredible 147 break in the final of the Champion of Champions, but Ronnie O’Sullivan did not seem overly impressed.
The superb effort came out of nowhere, with Trump struggling to find his best form at 6-1 behind against the Rocket.
However, he sprung into life in the eighth frame, knocking in a memorable maximum, much to the delight of the packed crowd in Bolton.
O’Sullivan was not on his feet like the fans, in fact he stayed in his seat as Trump celebrated the maximum break, which is very unusual in the circumstances.
Usually the opponent would offer a handshake or fist bump after a 147, but there was no such congratulation as the world champion stayed in his seat.
Trump did not seem fussed though, as he returned to win the next and final frame of the session to finish the afternoon 6-3 behind and very much still in the match.
O’Sullivan had been in complete control before the 147 break, making a string of big scores himself to take a commanding lead.
The world number one made breaks of 96, 103, 52, 52 and 88 as he moved 6-1 ahead, but the maximum followed by a 96 from Trump makes things very interesting going into the evening session.
The pair return at 7pm in the race to 10 frames which O’Sullivan remains favourite to win despite the turnaround from Trump, but the underdog will be feeling great and fancy his chances of defending his title in Bolton.
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