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Hello and welcome to snooker extra,
extended highlights of the 2018
Dafabet Masters, a battle between
two young snooker superstars. A
battle between Judd Trump and Kyren
Second frame, Kyren Wilson to break.
This time, the break of shot has put
a red next to the black, out of
Didn't want to collide with the
yellow, but he will be hoping that
doesn't cost him.
I think what Judd is doing these
days is he is playing the
percentages. That is always the best
Excellent pot and a great safety
shot as well.
He is not on a baulk
Judd Trump, one.
Judd Trump, one.
more like hard match play from Judd
Trump. Perhaps in his day he would
have gone for one of those long reds
and careered it in, but great to
watch how a player develops as they
stay in the game. And if he gets
success with it, as he's quite
rightly doing at the moment, why
Well, I'll tell you what, he's
put Kyren in all sorts of trouble
here because there is no red near a
cushion that he can come off the
cushion and land on. He would love
to land on, the two near their black
spot, he would like to land by the
left one. Watch how many cushions he
has got to hit to get there. One,
two, three, four conditions and not
quite hard enough. But this is hard.
Yes, the cushion is playing slower
and also with new cloth, they also
slide a bit more as they come off
the cushion. So it is debatable
whether these angles are on. They
may have been yesterday. But now
with the slide of the third cushion
that he inevitably will get, the
line might not be there.
line's he's looking for... It is
just sliding off that third cushion.
That shot is not on, I don't think.
In hitting it harder, it won't make
much difference. Inevitably, going
down that line, he may leave a red
for Judd. That is better, about the
best he could do, but he hasn't got
Well, he will do well to
find that line again because he was
so close to the green and he almost
caught the red on the left side of
Strangely, if he were to
flick that read on the left side of
the table, he might get away with
it. This time, he does clip that
-- he does clip that red. And
it's not bad at all. There is one
possible pot to the right middle
pocket, but it's very, very
difficult. He did well to get out of
that situation, although it was his
fourth attempt. It's amazing how all
of a sudden from being in all sorts
of trouble, he's at the table with a
Yes, he left Judd immiscible
pot. -- a missable pot.
Tough to get that cue bought out
into open play.
Oh, he got the black out. What a
shot that is.
shot that is. Didn't think that was
possible, to get enough back spin on
and click the black out. What a
The ready-mac by the Fluck spot --
the red by the black spot, it will
be interesting to see how it clears.
I think the ready-mac will interfere
with the black and it might not even
go on to its spot.
No, I don't think so. It can't be
touching the red if it's re-spotted.
Oh, don't tell me it goes on the
pink? No, it certainly doesn't go on
the pink. OK, so it's not the end of
the world. But at some stage, he'd
like that read of -- that red of the
black spot and the black back where
it belongs. That's the plan.
He hasn't got used to the speeds of
the cushions yet.
He's having to work hard for these.
He hasn't got himself into prime
position just yet. Can he manage it
Just overscrewed that one slightly
It's fascinating here from
the commentary box how you see the
game positionally. If he'd have
tried to get on the red by the black
spot on the opening blue, none of
these problems he's now got would
possibly have materialised. But he
is still fighting, keeping position.
On that red this time but not
Oh, this is a good shot. Once again.
Just another six inches or so and
he'd have been perfect on the black
to get up to the reds. He might
still be able to do it. He's got, as
we keep saying, terrific key power.
He will get a short extension
they're just so he can reach this.
-- terrific cue power. There is an
awful lot of cue between his keen
hand and the object ball here. Look
at him striking that. ECB white stop
and then spin back. In fact, he has
hit it too well. He hardly hit this
but the action he got on it...
putting that extra bit on the cue,
effectively making it heavier. You
get a bit more spin on the ball, if
you are not careful. So, end of
break and a frustrating break from
Kyren Wilson's perspective.
Kyren Wilson, 38.
He'd love to knock this
one in, Judd, and punish him.
He's brought the read up this time.
He needs the brown to help him out
and I don't think it will. I think
Judd can get to this. This is a huge
day for Kyren Wilson. Semifinal of
the Masters. OK, he won a ranking
event a couple of seasons ago but
this is probably one of the biggest
matches of his career and you can
expect a little bit of tension
Judd was pretty clinical in his last
match, mopping up different
situations. Once again, underhit
Just the right side of the blue and
an excellent shop there. That really
was good. Not only got that, got the
cue ball away from the kitchen. I
think he's looking in pretty good
nick, Judd Trump. He looks very
clinical in these positions at the
moment to me.
And that had to be controlled well.
It's run a little bit far. Oh!
It's run a little bit far. Oh! A
confident strike but he didn't get
enough screw back on that shot. It
died off the cushion, so tough now.
-- so a tough pot now. Oh, well
And a nice little flick to
Well, early days, but could this be
the new Judd Trump? A more
considered player but still lethal
amongst the balls at the end of a
frame. Oh, a kick. Awful. Awful.
Well, that's amazing.
How crucial is that kick going to
be? That yellow's awkward and the
red with the rest is not a gimme. To
start things off with. But for
Kyren, this is a bonus, being at the
table. He's got their like Shaun
Murphy with using the rest. He's
very, very good with the rest. It's
key he gets back up to the yellow
but wherever he finishes, he's going
to have a difficult yellow.
guaranteed to be on the yellow, it's
just how. Two cushions nailed on,
but he wants to be as close as
possible with an angle.
possible with an angle.
to be straight and he's got a bit of
an angle. But, a key pot coming up
It's the worst type of angle.
The other side would have been nice.
Well, every chance now of pinching
this second frame.
this second frame. As I mentioned,
Kyren would have been in his seat
thinking, I'm 2-0 behind and then
suddenly Judd gets that horrendous
kick on the pink.
kick on the pink. Just blue and pink
needed and that's absolutely
And we always say you never settle
down until you get your first frame
on the board. Judd was very, very
unfortunate there. But Kyren Wilson
took that opportunity. Very own
lucky to get the kick on the pink
but he's got his first frame on the
board and we are all square at one
Tough to pot that and get on the
black, assuming he was playing the
pot. That's a nice safety shot from
Judd Trump. Cut of the escape path
down the right-hand side of the
table and left Kyren with a tricky
safety shot back. He's got to catch
this outside red pretty thin to
avoid wobbling in the jaws of the
top left corner pocket.
top left corner pocket. Can just
dump the cue ball onto the top
question and looks like that's
probably the right shot, containing
What a great shot this is. I think
Kyren played the safety shot the
wrong way. He should have played
across the face of the red and he
wouldn't have left that one on, but
I don't suppose he even thought
about the red into the middle
pocket. He is playing great match
snicker at the moment, Judd. We go
on about it, but I'm very impressed.
-- great match snicker.
That's a shocker from Judd. Tudor
cross-bat one. Ill go back to his
seat and he will not be very pleased
as we show that again. -- cued
across that one. Judd will go back
to his seat and he will not be very
pleased as we show that again.
doesn't seem to get as well online
as well he is punching them there.
This is tough. Bridging over that
red is making this shot a lot
Well, terrific cueing from that
awkward position and a positioning
shot as well.
Lots of side to swing the white up
towards that red and he's played it
He wanted slightly more angle on the
red and he could have cannoned into
their pack. You might still be able
to do it. Yes, he was. That
developed another... Well,
definitely one more red.
be nice for Kyren Wilson, to make a
telling break here, punish Judd for
the mistake. Make a statement.
He just couldn't open those reds up
as nicely from that straight on
position. Got a bit more movement of
the pack, so still some work to do
in that department.
If he got the correct angle, the
blue wouldn't be a bad one to go
into the pack from, but I don't
think he's got it here.
Yes, it's time for Kyren to go to
work, because his highest break so
far has been 38. And he's just hit
that harder than he wanted. He
should have been better on this red
for the right middle pocket.
could have played for the red on the
left-hand side cushion first there
but chose this shot. Well out of
position, isn't he, Dennis?
great recovery. Now, one good shot,
as we show you this terrific pot
from that angle, one good cannon
here and he can really open the
He played that almost perfectly,
other than overheating at a fraction
will stop but that was
understandable. -- overheating at a
Just cleared the cue ball from the
red Pivac. -- reds. Nicely played. A
greater chance now. You get the
feeling he must convert. He has to
start stamping his authority on this
If he can win this frame, Judd will
have something to think about after
missing a centre of a red into the
left corner. -- after missing a
certain red. This was the one here.
He screwed the back just a little
further than he intended. He still
got an angle. It means he has to hit
He played well. -- he played it
well. Tantalisingly close to the
finishing line in this frame. A
couple of reds and he is over the
Just hoping for a good split here.
Lost the cue ball.
Well, this is a key pot coming up.
It is a very difficult one. He just
needs the red to be -- to leave Judd
needing a snooker.
Terrific cueing! You can't hit the
ball any better than that from up
the cushion. We would call that a
John Parrott special. He was one of
the best in the business on the
He will be feeling much better now
my Kyren. This is more like it.
Winning the frame with one visit.
A wee bit unlucky. It just means it
will be very difficult to make the
century unless he can cut this one
into the right corner. He will not
be too concerned about that.
be too concerned about that. Kyren
Wilson did what he had to do and won
the framework one visit with that
break of 81. He is just one behind
Not a break -- not a great break-off
shot by Kyren.
shot by Kyren. It is an amazing
game, isn't it? He missed a certain
red in the previous game and then
gets down and knocks that in as if
it was over the pocket.
that one in. Nothing wrong with
judging the cue action on that shot.
A nice way to get the confidence up
again after missing a
straightforward shot would be to get
a big break year. -- here. It is one
of the great attributes all the top
players have, resilience, great
A little bit short of pace for ideal
position on the blue to go into the
pack at speed. He would have to
really annihilate this. It was
harder than to get an ideal contact
on that pack.
on that pack. It looks like the end
of break. There is a red that goes.
He played it with safety in mind, as
you can see.
Good safety needed here. Judd might
well be is playing the same shot but
this red will go to the right corner
area. A good cue ball once again.
Played a different shot. He was a
bit unlucky to get that read coming
over there. -- red. It was nothing
he could have foreseen.
Well, it is
all about the cue ball, this. He is
pretty good of this type of pot. He
is a long way. You would think he
would be guaranteed to be on a
colour. But looking at the red
first. He is on a colour and he has
not a red over the pocket. He will
settle for this.
Yes, you will have
to settle for that, although the
black might go through past red.
black might go through past red. --
past the red. If it does, he could
very quickly get the black back on
its spot. He has refused to play red
and blue here.
Is he would like to have been a bit
closer to the black than this body
didn't really have the angle. So
this isn't 100% certain.
I think here -- it is three he has
missed with the rest.
missed with the rest. I'm surprised
he has missed that many. The initial
green wasn't very good, to be
honest. He could have got closer do
things. Excellent shot from Judd
Trump. So the mind games start. Can
Judd punish Kyren for a mistake?
Relatively simple at this level.
Never in doubt. I'm not too sure he
can get that side of the table from
this shot. He could risk going into
the pack. Players wouldn't like to
do that, gambling on the outcome. He
can get past the pink, so that is
This is Judd's Aids appearance at
the Masters. He has had two
semifinals. -- a appearance.
I can't see what happened in the
previous frame happen here.
You could see when he pushed the cue
through, he got across it a little
bit. But that is the way he has
always played. He is a natural
It would be nigh on
impossible for Judd Trump now to go
back to basics and rectify that.
back to basics and rectify that. It
makes a mockery of the technique
book, doesn't it? A bit out of
position on this one. But over the
line and a good response from Judd
Trump. Effortlessly really has put
this frame to bed.
this frame to bed. I must admit, I
get the feeling that whilst of
course every player comes here
hoping to win the event, Judd Trump
has come here looking to win this
Masters, not hoping.
He had his chance there.
We have had 24 centuries in this
year's Masters. Judd has had two
centuries already. This will be his
third. He has made 504 centuries in
his career. He made 70 centuries
last season. Already on 45 this
season. One of the game's greatest
Just a wee bit short on the pink.
Will he play some naughty snooker to
get on the black? Of course he will.
All the way around. He needs to hit
that a bit harder.
that a bit harder. Get in black. It
might go on the other... Oh well.
Another century break. Kyren made
one mistake and Judd made that break
of 96. He now leads by two frames.
This time he has made a good break
option. He hasn't left the one for
the left corner.
the left corner.
Yeah, he is putting
a bit more pace into the break off.
Very rarely do you put your opponent
under pressure from the break off.
But this is tough for Kyren.
But this is tough for Kyren. He has
to be pleased with that.
to be pleased with that.
tapping the table because Kyren have
to play that with some side to
Judd has got the same
type of shot should he so wished.
type of shot should he so wished. --
wish. He caught it a bit thicker.
wish. He caught it a bit thicker. On
first glance may be an even bigger
problem for Kyren from this shot.
How on earth can he get back down
the table? I can't see a path.
may have to come off a couple of
cushions. He could come off B-side
cushion. -- B-side cushion. He is
giving it some thought. What has he
I think two cautions to hit
the red by the black spot will
probably be OK.
probably be OK. -- cushion. Let's
see what re-spotted. -- what has he
spotted? He could drop on its dead
weight. Make sure it doesn't roll
off. It has a fraction. I thought
for a minute he had left a red and
Now that Judd knows what Kyren is
going to play,
going to play, he probably expect
him to get it right this time. The
ball might have rolled off a
fraction. But then could be on a
He has got to be
absolutely spot on with it.
more or less playing full ball onto
the red to the left of the pink. I'm
not sure that white is exactly the
We have got a top
referee. He will play the same shot
again. He could hit it a bit harder
and he would still be OK.
and he would still be OK.
if Kyren can play the role again. --
the roll up again successfully. What
is he looking at here? Not a 3-ball
plant, surely? That is a route to
madness, isn't it?
madness, isn't it?
If he played the
Then you get another
goal added. It looks like he is
playing a different shot. Not a
3-ball plant, surely not?
all pockets. He is taking this on.
He should have definitely played the
same shot again. Why take that on?
Even though there was a disturbance
to Kyren macro concentration, it was
more the decision to take the plant
on which was questionable. I just
didn't think it was the correct
shot. The plant is either guaranteed
to be on or not.
to be on or not. A great chance for
Judd Trump to put the boot in. OK,
the black spot is tied up a bit.
Judd Trump clinically going about
his work here.
his work here. He has got a few
problems to solve later on.
He got a big bounce off the cushion
there. He is still OK. Every chance
to go into a 5-2 lead. Kyren Wilson
would have to win all remaining
frames. He has led the white slip
further away. -- left. No problem
with the pot. It just means a little
bit more to do with the cue ball.
Well, out of position and not as
easy as it looks on our TV screen. A
tough shot, this. Made to
tough shot, this. Made to look a lot
easier than it was across the table.
What a shot he has played there.
was all a bit congested there. He
picked a nice one out. He has got
choices. The gambling -- bring the
black into play. He can play for the
pink. He had options. With a 52
point that advantage he didn't want
to be risking that cannon.
He has suddenly moved up a gear,
Judd Trump. He did that against
Shaun Murphy, finished that match in
I really do think Kyren should have
had one more go rolling up to the
red before he played the plant. OK,
he is guaranteed to have won the
Just had a quick glance
at the scoreboard. One more red and
colour would be enough.
colour would be enough. He has left
himself with a tricky thing. But
once again, just glancing at the
scoreboard. 66 in front. Still a
possible 67 on the table.
And that is the frame.
He has run out of position but it
doesn't really matter at this stage.
Balls all over the table. But that
doesn't matter. He got an unexpected
chance. That break of 69 extends
Judd Trump's lead. He only needs one
more frame to get into the final.
Kyren gets the eighth frame on the
way. He has got to win four in a
row. A very tall order.
Always a nice trap, using one of the
side baulk colours and the blue,
cutting off one of the escape lines.
File under miss. Judd Trump, four.
Well, Judd might come to the table
because as a left-hander, he can
come to the table and is done that
into the top left. That looks... Oh,
no, it's just going to the right. It
was sort of a free shot.
He has left Kyren something to tempt
him into the left pocket. It would
be a good shot to pot this and get
onto baulk colour.
There are no guarantees that Judd
will play for the pot.
Kyren had another look earlier at a
plant from the side cushion. Now he
has spotted three-ball plant,
fourball plant? There is a fourball
line-up but it's never going to go
in? Perhaps he is checking from the
safety perspective, but it's not a
tough safety shot he has got.
the black is in an awkward spot to
come down the left side of the
That's whyhe has gone down the other
side of the table but he has hit it
far too thick.
He has been lucky to
get away with this. He dropped his
head as he played the shot.
head as he played the shot. Judd
looks like he can play is done to
the same -- play our stunt shot and
get back to the same position. That
brown is blocking the path quite
nicely. Judd is playing some good
Yes, he has cut off the escape
route. That brown is preventing it.
He needs to be careful here not to
catch the black.
He knows that the fourball is lined
up might send one over that right
corner pocket. He has got a couple
of problems here.
of problems here. He played that
shot. He looked at it a few times
and in the end, well, you don't see
it very often, but that was a
fourball plant you just witnessed.
It didn't look like it went from
behind the pocket. If it was that
certain, he could have played it at
an earlier stage, I suppose. Perhaps
he was wary of playing another
Very difficult to score many, the
way the colours are. The reds are
not badly positioned, but the pink
is out of commission. The black is
way up the table. If he could get
that, it would go back on its spot
but it is far from straightforward.
A wee bit unlucky to drop back into
that position. He has got the yellow
as an alternative.
Yes, one ball
less travelling and he could have
ported the blue and tried to develop
It would be nice to get the black on
the spot from this shot. I don't
think you can, but...
think you can, but... By no means
guaranteed the right way to go about
things, but he can keep on playing
on the blue. It is just that black
is nicer if it is on the spot.
Yes, it looks as if he has finished
straight on the blue so he can leave
that read to the left corner, but it
means he has a little bit more work
to do with the positional side of
things here. It's all about keeping
it as simple as possible for
And that's what can happen when you
are just running slightly out of
position. He just lost a bit of
confidence, he has lost it a bit at
the moment, hasn't he, Kyren?
he has had a tough day to day. He
hasn't controlled the cue as much as
normal and maybe has mind hasn't
been as focused as it needs to be in
such an important semifinal.
His head's scrambled a bit. He needs
to clear it but he is out there,
unfortunately. What is he playing
here? A deep long screw back. Well,
he played it in such a way that he
hoped the only ball he could leave
was that red. He made a good fist of
There is a gap to get
round on the blue of this red here.
Oh, he has caught the other red. And
look where he has finished. He has
snookered himself. He has got to be
a bit careful with that red up the
other end of the table. He was just
a fraction away. If he had found the
gap there, he would have been
perfect on the blue.
I think he can
get through to the yellow of the
side cushion and I think it would be
a hard pot for Kyren into the middle
pocket at worst. If he hits the
yellow, the cue ball will naturally
travel on further and he could
easily get the snooker behind pink
I think, I'm sure he can get just
past the middle pocket and hit
yellow. He could play the swerve but
no real need, I don't think.
no real need, I don't think. Perhaps
the middle pocket is in the way.
Kyren will want to move that read
away from the middle pocket area. If
he can get to it, it is a difficult
It's not often you see the reds all
up this end of the table and the
colours or up the other end of the
Wow. Well, we will never know how
that would have panned out had he
hit it properly, but he was I
allowed with the pot. If he had hit
more of the red, he would have
screwed the cue ball back into
baulk. But why give an opponent on
the ropes a chance backing? -- a
chance back in? That looked, on the
face of it, to be as crazy the shot
as Kyren played earlier but then
again, he was a long way out with
You'd think that Kyren's got to take
this very now by the scruff of the
neck. Try to salvage something from
the match, use it as a springboard,
but it's not the best chance in the
world. He should be able to get
enough points though.
Yes, just keep taking blues.
He has overhit that by quite a way.
Yes, going to have to take the
yellow now. That was the last thing
on his mind there.
the league, Kyren's been quite a
While, he's got another one with the
He hasn't been particularly
successful with it today, whereas
normally he is. 50% at the moment.
That's more like it.
That's more like it. And he can get
onto the blue to stun up to the reds
that are on the black spot. He was
handed a golden opportunity by Judd
after that very difficult to read
that he took on when he scattered
all over the table.
all over the table. Lots of reverse
side on that and didn't he play that
well? That's such a difficult job to
execute. You can see he hits it with
right-hand side as it hits the
cushion and spins away towards the
He has took these well.
That means that Judd is up to a
Snickers required stage. This one to
make absolutely certain.
make absolutely certain.
He is not
out of this match yet.
Judd has played the percentages all
the way through this match so far.
That was the first brush one he took
on and he has paid the price. -- the
first brush one.
The white's close. The white's very
close. That was a brilliant double.
It doesn't matter about that. He
will be more than delighted. Judd
gave him a chance and he took it
with both hands and with that break
of 57, he keeps himself in this
semifinal but he still trails by
five frames to three.
This is a big, big day for Kyren,
second time at the Masters, a chance
of the final. This will tell
something, this shot here.
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant at!
He needs the white to pull up though
and it hasn't.
and it hasn't. Well, as Judd looks
on, Kyren's faced with a brown that
is not the right angle to pot and
get up the table. He is now looking
at the yellow and all of a sudden,
he must be feeling very confident if
he is going to take this on. What a
shot this is.
It's an easy roll-up
but he feels he's not going to get
any advantage, so he's really going
for the jugular here. Great shot.
Absolutely full marks for trying to
make something happen here, trying
to get Judd Trump off-balance. Look
at the chance he's created for
himself here. Worth another look at
this and played it with a touch of
side to make sure he got on the red.
5-4, then there is pressure on Judd.
It's become a fascinating moment in
this match now.
this match now. And Kyren's sensing
that there is a little bit of
momentum swinging his way.
Although Judd leads the head-to-head
4-2, Kyren, when he won the Shanghai
Masters, he beat Judd Trump 10-9 in
Maybe he has got that on
his mind to help him along.
Couldn't really playback shot in any
way to pot the red and open up any
more reds. He has got to disturb the
pack off of the black out. He needs
an angle low on it. He has done that
well. And stunning into the
right-hand side as we look. Not a
screw back, more of a stun shot,
keeping the cue ball in open play.
So not too low on the white ball.
So not too low on the white ball. It
is a hard shot stunning in than
screwing in for some reason.
he did hit the cardinal sin. He took
his eye off the pot but listen, as
he bowed his head, if he looks back
at the table, he hasn't left
anything for Judd. He's got away
with it. He's had a result there.
And what a result he has had.
He'd perhaps like to get this cue
ball down into this corner where he
is judging now, hide that red with
He can't come to that red.
That's why everything was safe. A
bit short of pace. Has he got away
with that? He has left a gap. Can
you believe it?
Well, all of seven,
the wheels have gone a bit wobbly in
Judd Trump's card. -- all of the
sudden, the wheels have gone a bit
wobbly on Judd Trump's cart. I think
you would expect the way Kyren
Wilson is approaching this game,
he's going to knock this in. He has
got nothing to lose.
Oh, you can't
believe it, they are coming down the
steps, right in the line of sight as
Well, one safety in but boring --
but more importantly, perfect on the
blue. Well, every chance now and
Judd will have to do is sit there
What a match to turn around this
would be for Kyren Wilson.
One frame at a time, of course, but
he is looking a lot happier and a
lot more comfortable amongst the
walls and he was earlier.
walls and he was earlier.
mentioned before the match started
how mentally strong Kyren Wilson is
and he feels he can beat anyone in
the game. He's got a great attitude.
A very modest fellow but with
regards to snooker, he feels he can
beat anyone in the game and he's
just let that slip away just a
fraction too far. That's what he
thinks of it. He was only a couple
of pots away from clinching this
frame. This is a tricky one. He's
quite close to it. A delicate little
shocked. Well played both.
Glancing round at the scoreboard. He
will need another red after the
That's in. Amazing game, snooker. It
wasn't that long ago it looked like
Kyren Wilson had lost the plot of it
here today and all of a sudden, with
a little bit of help from Judd
Trump, he has focused again.
There are 59 points on the table and
he has got a 66 point advantage. And
Judd stays in his seat, so Kyren
Wilson is on his way back again.
That's another frame he takes and
he's only one behind an hour. 5-4,
Everything is safe. Judd just having
a look to see if he would push a red
over the right corner. You've always
got to be aware of that.
got to be aware of that. Well, he
has pushed one toward the... He
didn't want the white to go into the
middle at that angle, that was
amazing. And he did push a red
towards the right corner, so every
chance for Kyren.
Yes, I am not sure
he played that red. He played the
one before it. It's all going Kyren
Wilson's where the moment, it seems.
-- way at the moment.
Aggressive shot from Kyren Wilson
and unlucky not to get an easier
leave than this.
He would hope to be
on the blue, possibly the black if
he had got the right split from the
But he is in attacking made at
the moment and I am sure he will
take this green on to get back up to
the reds. There is one there, maybe
And that's played perfectly and if
it comes far enough, he can pot base
and nudge the other red away from
the blue. This is the best he has
looked in the match, the last couple
of friends. -- the last couple of
I think he will probably play for
the red below the blue and then try
to get a better angle on
to get a better angle on
-- on the
He is not nicely placed on the
red Mac. He would have liked to go
in from the left, so overscrewed
that blew somewhat. A big shot now
coming up. Kyren Wilson's prepared
This is the line he
has got. He doesn't want to hit the
Misjudged. Oh, he is on it.
What a massive fluke that is. If he
has the ability to develop these
balls from that position, that is an
enormous stroke of luck. OK, the pot
is not guaranteed, but if he plays
it with screw back, big shot.
You could see him winding the cue
up. He has missed a few with the
rest. He has potted some terrific
ones with the rest in the last
couple of frames. Ten out of ten for
He would have liked to have been
slightly closer to this cushion. How
this match has turned around. There
was nothing to suggest that Kyren
Wilson would get back in this match,
the way that he was looking.
For all of the considered snooker
that Judd Trump had played onto that
one rash shot, it is that one shot
that everybody is talking about. And
even more so should Kyren Wilson
somehow win this match.
That will do nicely. The cannon on
He maybe got a little bit of a kick
there. But he is OK. Yeah, one shot
can turn a match on its head. We
showed you a few times the one that
Judd had a go at. It certainly has
changed things. He has not had a
chance since then.
chance since then. What has he done
here? Is it OK? I think it is. All
of a sudden, he is getting the
little nudges and the run of the
ball. He quite deserves it, the way
he has played in the last couple of
Just a bit of a distraction, that
Well, who knows what is going to
happen in the rest of this match?
When you look back at careers,
sometimes there are massive moments.
In terms of home matches shape up.
Should Kyren Wilson get out of this
match and go on to succeed in the
final, looking back on his career in
years to come macro, sliding doors.
-- to come.
Already 49er head. -- 49 ahead.
Definitely worrying times for Judd.
And great, isn't it, to win this in
one visit, to keep the heat on Judd
He is showing a great deal of
character, Kyren. He really is.
is finishing really strongly.
What's a last frame this could be,
assuming he gets over the line.
is looking for one more red after
He has got the red into
the yellow pocket as a last resort.
One good long pot and we are going
to be all square. What a comeback.
It is they're. -- it's there.
That was Kyren's parents who got a
glimpse of. -- you got a glimpse of.
There they are. How proud will they
be seeing this comeback?
The crowd are absolutely loving this
Judd's parents know he is still in
with a good shout. It is going to be
the toss of a coin. But at the
moment the momentum is all with
I don't think anybody has
doubted his pedigree. He has not had
a great game in the early part of
this match. He was sadly out with
his positional play. But he stuck at
his job and all of a sudden his
temperament has really held up.
He was given a lifeline by Judd
Trump. And all of a sudden you think
that Judd would like to play that
shot again. Three seems -- three
frames seem to have evaporated. Now
he is trying to get rid of the
thoughts that that shot has ruined
his chance of getting to the final.
One more frame. You have got to say
the favoured now is Kyren Wilson. --
We have a 24 centuries so
far this year. Make that 25. What a
time to produce it. His 30th century
this season. They are loving this.
What an exciting finish we are going
to have to this first semifinal.
think both players will go Hoedt
now. Who is your money on for the
That magnificent break
of 107 has completed the comeback.
Kyren Wilson is all square with Judd
It is 5-5.
He will weigh up the situation and
if we can't see any easy safety
shot... Is he playing the safety
shot? Yeah. Just the safety shot.
And quite rightly so.
What you are seeing unfolding in
this frame is the difference between
coming back into the match, and all
of a sudden, when your parity with
your opponent, a different mindset.
Both players tried to make sure they
don't get their opponent and easy
starter. What has Judd spotted?
Bowl! -- bowl!
Judd hasn't potted a
ball for about 38 minutes. What an
opening this is. An early chance.
got that cue ball out so well. The
first chance to Judd Trump. What can
he make of it?
he make of it? The black is asking
to be potted at some stage.
to be potted at some stage. The red
by the black spot may be a problem.
But there are a couple of bunches of
reds that needs to be resolved.
Is he going to steady the ship?
has got himself under the black. The
pink is out of commission. It was a
great opening red. A bit unlucky for
Kyren to leave that red, though he
played the safety shot. But Judd did
pot a very opener.
pot a very opener. He could have
left that slightly better for
himself. He is still OK. But another
inch off the cushion would've been
Does this going? -- go in?
He has got an angle for the blue.
Good pace on the cue ball again,
Dennis. With the tension that in
this match, he has controlled the
cue ball so far in this frame
Not a good chance just
yet. It is difficult to get on the
red. If you could get on the red,
that might help. He has got a lot to
do from this position.
That is the
first mistake. He underhit that by
quite a way. It looks like he has
got be thin cut into the middle
pocket. It is a lot thinner than it
looks on TV.
I suppose he is obligated to go for
It's amazing, Steve, if it
hadn't been a deciding frame on the
blue, I'm sure he would potted the
blue and cannon into the pink and
Is there a plant on? The thing
about this is he has got to be
sourced certain he can get this. --
so certain. The can't risk this. He
has got to be 100% certain. There is
a gap between the balls. We know he
has got history of playing planneds.
Such a critical time. A thin red.
This is not easy.
It would have been better
overhitting the blue than
underhitting it. Not the plant. If
it goes in, it could be a
I think the correct
shot, absolutely the correct shot.
Not enough points to cause much
concern to his opponent. The first
chance to Judd Trump. Not converted.
That was a pretty good shot from
Judd. He has to catch this one thin.
Not too thin.
Not too thin. If there is no shot
available to him, I'm just looking
at the situation. He will go for the
Fall in the face. -- fall.
Wide to the top cushion is one way
of containing the situation.
There was a bit of pressure on that.
Judd Trump looks to have weathered a
bit of a storm. He looks more
focused out there at the moment than
he did letting those frames passed
by. -- passed by.
That has opened
things up. Look at this cue ball. A
fraction away from going in behind
the yellow. But that has opened
things up somewhat.
wasn't scared of trying to get the
black into play. Positive thinking.
Is there a path for Kyren Wilson to
try to pot this red and get back
down the baulk area? I think there
It was a good effort. He has potted
three or four in this match. But
this is the deciding frame. There
was a lot of pressure on that.
didn't correct -- get the correct
angle with the cue ball. He has left
Judd very awkwardly placed. This is
a plant. I don't think so. -- unless
there is a plant. This is quite
horrible, isn't it? As he got to get
the extended rest Hoedt? That is a
horrible shot to play. -- out. He
could screw back into baulk. He has
got the red on the top cushion to
play safe off down into baulk. He
wants to be more aggressive than
that. Is he talking himself into a
pot? Nightmare. Nightmare shot. What
errors happen there? Surely there
was a safer option? Everything has
been thrown away. Everything has
been thrown away. How does he feel
Well, he has got to sit there
and see what Kyren can make of this
chance. It is not a good chance.
Judd has a 23 point advantage. But
he thought long and hard and then
took on another very risky plant.
There was another straightforward
safety shot, it has to be said.
safety shot, it has to be said. He
has gone to get the black straight
back on its spot. He needs an angle.
He has got the red near the middle
pocket. Very positive thinking there
from Kyren. So this is his chance.
Judd has had his opportunity.
Straight enough. It is a bit of a
This is a thin one. You can tell. A
shake of the head. Get the height
over the right side of the table and
that was an easy pot. He might not
be able to avoid imparting this red
-- in potting this red, he may not
be able to avoid collision with the
other red. It is tough to screw the
ball. What is he doing? Can he
control it? Where is this red going?
It is important where it goes. On
missable pink in the middle pocket,
I would suggest. I think it is on
missable. He trusted to lock and he
has got a massive amount, I think.
As long as the red is also not
touching the cushion he will not get
an immediate double-kiss as well.
What a semifinal we have been
treated to. What else is left in
this fantastic match?
this fantastic match?
underhit that. Just about got away
with it. I thought he had underhit
it a bit more than that.
People ask you what it is like out
there under these conditions. It is
worse for the parents. They are more
nervous than you are.
Out there at
this stage of the match you are
playing on pure instinct.
playing on pure instinct. So far
every ball has gone in the middle of
the pocket. He knows this is a
golden opportunity. He knows he has
been gifted it. Is he going to
fulfil his potential?
fulfil his potential?
An awful long
way to go yet with a few reds say.
-- safe. That has certainly put all
four reds on now.
That was an
excellently controlled shot. He
could have been forgiven for hitting
it harder. It is advantage Kyren
He is going to need one of the
difficult three reds on the table at
the very least, perhaps only one. It
is a great effort.
is a great effort. Still looking
That is the number he is
looking at, 67 points. If he gets
there, Judd will need a snooker.
there, Judd will need a snooker. The
red he was leaning over, the one
nearest the right corner pocket,
that is not too badly placed.
He needs high colours two only need
the one red. It is not a bad red to
A bit lucky. The red has gone down
It is OK because he has
got an angle on the pink.
I think you would expect him to just
drop this in. He hasn't got to do
much with the cue ball.
It is there.
30 points the difference now. Slowly
creeping towards a place in the
final. Still some work to be done
He needs 14 points from two
He had worked that out. That is the
reason he played that shot.
That red I mentioned, he can drop on
that one here.
For all of the
inaccuracies of positional play that
Kyren Wilson showed at the start of
this match, he is on the brink of an
absolutely fantastic victory, maybe
the most important of his life. He
has showed great character. He has
improved as this match has gone on.
One more good positional shot. He
has played for the loose red.
will need a little bit of help. He
will lead the extension on his cue
and the extended rest.
and the extended rest. Hasn't got
anything to do with the cue ball. He
will automatically finish on the
black. I mentioned earlier, he did
defeat Judd in the 2015 Shanghai
Masters, 10-9. The deciding frame.
He doesn't want to try to get too
clever with this. Just drop it in.
He will be on the black. He doesn't
necessarily need to get too close to
Absolutely amazing. And what a
fantastic round of applause for just
potting that red. He is still
looking at the scoreboard. Just this
black to leave Judd needing
Well... A little sigh of relief
there. Just one snooker to tie at
the moment. The double would make
absolutely certain of a place in the
final. A treble will do! You see the
reaction. Look what that means to
Kyren Wilson. What a comeback
against Judd Trump. He was 5-2 up
and looked to be dominating the
match. This is some performance from
the man from Kettering.
this do to the respective careers of
both players? What a turnaround.
is hard to describe how we is
feeling inside. He is putting his
cheeks. It is hard to describe how
he feels. This has been the best
performance of his career, even
though he won a ranking event. It
doesn't matter about that. That was
one fantastic semifinal. Judd Trump
looked like he was going to win the
match quite comfortably. In the end,
Kyren Wilson won four frames in a
row. He gets through to the final of
row. He gets through to the final of
Many congratulations to Kyren
Wilson. What a fightback. He is in
his first Masters final. You can
watch at live from one o'clock on
See you then.