Judd Trump believes he made the greatest shot of his snooker career during victory over Barry Hawkins in the German Masters semi-final on Saturday.
The world number came back from 5-1 down to beat Hawkins and set up a final against Jack Lisowski.
In the seventh frame, with Trump on his way to a 131 break which would see him make it 5-2, the 31-year-old sank a long green. His control of the cue ball to set up the pot on the brown was mesmeric.
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Some "naughty snooker" courtesy of @judd147t at the 🇩🇪 German Masters😲 pic.twitter.com/CEHvm0rpb0
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"To be honest, I don't think I've ever played a better shot. Certainly not in a tournament," Trump told Eurosport.
"The shots against Ding [in the quarter-finals on Friday] and John Higgins [in the 2019 Northern Ireland Open semi-final] were amazing, but that shot really is once in a lifetime, to stop the white like I did.
"You are kind of hoping that will happen, but you don't truly believe it, but when I hit it, Barry has cracked up. Even shots like that, give me the belief when I sat down. I could have just rolled the green and missed it.
"The belief that gives you, I truly believed I could win the game at 5-2 down from that one shot."
“Criminally good” or “naughty snooker!”
Two iconic shots from @judd147t in two days at the German Masters
Which one did you prefer? pic.twitter.com/hf26eKrP5M
— Eurosport (@eurosport) January 31, 2021
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