Day 7 UK Snooker Championship Highlights


Day 7

Steve Davis and John Parrott introduce highlights from the day's best-of-17 frame semi-final.


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distance so it will be nice if I can kind of relax into the match.

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remarkable talent, he really is. Great to seeeat to seert of talent,

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some of come through in the game and not waste it, you know. He

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dozen joy himself but a lot of its been over-hyped. When he is at

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tournaments he does the business. He is a really good professional at

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the tournaments. # Are you ready? # Do you know?

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# I feel it too! It is nice to be favourite but it brings a lot of

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added pressure. 1-all and he beat me in the Worlds so I think I

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played a lot better than I did in the World but he is a better player

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since then too. So I'm going to up against a monstrous opponent.

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have always ve always h game against Neil and he is a excellent

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player and a real battler so he never gives anything easy. He is

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one of the best lot shotters in the game. I need to keep him away and

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build a big lead early. I'm going to go out and enjoy it, be

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confident and see what happens. Good evening from York where Jed

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Trump and Neil Robinson play the first of the semis. We are into the

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longer format now. The best of 17 frames. This is though opening

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session panned out this afternoon. What a match this is likely to be.

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Two of the greatest Potters we have seen in the game for some time.

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They are both left-handers. That is a nice shot. He felt it rolled off.

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Been a miss. Played that beautifully. Couldn't have hit that

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much better, really. 2-all. Robinson stopped the flow from

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Trump. Fabulous pot again. Right on cue. My goodness. I think it is

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"Anything you can do, I can do better" coming up here. How do you

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like those apples! Not many of those in the pound, John! He is the

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best player in the world right now. A lot of changes made. You will

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beat Titmarsh the way you are going. This is tricky. Good to see Neil!

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These two players have treated us to some wonderful potting. Both

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players look in great form and tonight we are in for a session of

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snooker. Don't miss it, we are all square at 4-4. Trump on frame nine

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for a 5-4 lead, in for an exciting match in frame 10. From that angle

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if he takes the double arm he needs the left-hand side the square it up.

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Judd can only sit in his seat and see if Neil can create if angle to

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get that double. -- the angle. Where disblacking to go finish? He

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is having a run of the ball at the moment is the Australian. Judd

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stairs at his feet and he may have the take a double on, but... Thank

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you. No. Amazing. The first time he has go he misses and fixes it up.

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He sticks it up. He normally would pot this black. For a run of the

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ball - Neil amazing in this frame. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) You should

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have seen the reaction from the Australian. He has two pieces of

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very good luck. He must be wondering how her won that frame

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but he has and all square at five- each an isn't he fired up? Into the

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next frame Trump at the table trailing by 13 points. (APPLAUSE) I

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think it was just the pace that swung it past, John, wasn't it?

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Must have been. Certain to hit the second red. What sort of angle does

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he have on this yellow? Hot a shot this would be if he can pull it off.

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The point has to arc here if he pulls this back. Too much. He will

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play up toward the brown. The only red he would leave, believe it or

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not, would be the second one that he would plant towards the pocket

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but that is risky. I don't mind, it is not a bad choice to take the

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plant than and get the height up behind the brown. The only ploibs

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with the plant if you get too close the pocket it may stick in the jaws.

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This looks very tasty. That is a little harder than intended and

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with Judd Trump you can not afford to leave that cue ball out in the

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middle of the table. What about that for than attacking shot? He

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actually stumped that into the attacking red. This is brilliant,

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absolutely brilliant. If he can take this frame after what happened

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in the previous frame it says a lot about this young man's temperament.

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What sort of angle does he have on the pink? If he rolls the pink in

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he has a good yellow and he does not have much to do with the

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position to get on the Green. up to 14 including the blue. To get

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his nose in front. He can playwright handed Judd, but I do

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not say he is in the Ronnie O'Sullivan class switching hand,

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but he needs the brown and the blue. He has played it nicely. (APPLAUSE)

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That is not bad with the opposite hand there, John. No, blue puts him

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18 points in front with just 13 remaining. (APPLAUSE) He might send

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this black into the crowd, John! The white! Every chance to win but

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Judd, boy is this exciting!. The next two frames were shared, Tom

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took the 12th with a break of 73 and Robinson replied in the 13th

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with a break of 39. Into the next. Robinson to reply and there is no

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score. 7-6 down, he knows the importance of this frame. The first

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to nine. There are a cup - a couple of reds there. They are not too are

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too far off from plant but it depends what they does with the

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others. He has to cue that perfectly because if he does not

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hit that right he will skew it all over the pocket and the balls will

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go all over the table. This looks to be on if he can get to it direct.

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Hold onto your hats! He does not want to risk it either. Le has the

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other red that the white careered into as it flew around the table!

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It was a good pot, maybe not that good, but just good to see a

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balancing in a pocket! He only - the only red if he looks as if he

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can get onto it is the one in the middle pocket, you know t one left

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to the pink? It goes in the corner Interesting shot. Maybe if he takes

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it a little forward he will cut in this, but it is a thin one. A lot

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thinner than it looks. He will go careering into the includeser.

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(APPLAUSE) Not bad. One to the right middle. Yes, lucky he paused

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for a moment there. They were all going to cover each other then all

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of a sudden that one just landed close to the middle pocket. Just

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making sure he does not cannon into the green or brown. Has a kick on

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it slightly. It just meant that the cue ball did not trfl and finish on

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the Green. Now he is looking for the long blue. He did not play it

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for the blue. The green is hampering him slightly, to take the

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available in to the middle but he can cut one in the to left corner.

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Plenty action on that cue ball. Played it nicely. This is a good

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chance to build up a sizable lead here. We talked about it before

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this match started that this could go all the way. There is every

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indication that this might still apply. The black having a good old

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clean there. He must have shotted the - spotted the short mark or

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something. Sometimes they are difficult to get off. Robinson you

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feel drawing on all his experience. He has won two ranking titles, in

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2002 he was world champion and world open champion. (APPLAUSE).

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The break this evening is for the break ever 56. This coming at just

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62 point in front. They will be all square. Lost the first two frames

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of the match so it will be two each. Two behind this evening. That now

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puts him 68 points in front. Just 67 remaining. That makes absolutely

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certain we will be all square. Ran out of position. We have had 79

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centuries here in the UK championship and that is not a bad

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effort. What a shot that is. (APPLAUSE) No pressure on it but

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what a cut-back that was. He has made to centuries this year. In

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this tournament he has made 29 centuries this season. These reds,

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he may pot one in the left corner. That is what he is looking at.

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There seems to be a bit of a stalemate. We will not worry about

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that! What a time. He produced the highest break of the session. As

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far as he is concerned that break of 83 draws the Australian level.

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It is 7-all. Getting tense! So now effectively it is the best of three.

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Onto the next frame Trump at the table and the scores are 7-all.

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Needs a good kiss on the yellow and that is not bad. Hook for the kiss

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on the yellow. He may not have been on anything, but he is just about

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on the ground. That is the shot he can play. A little bit aside. The

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pocket has spoiled it. He would have been absolutely perfect. Just

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under-screwed it slightly. It was a thin brown but just can't move the

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middle pocket. That has been the problem for both players. They

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really have difficult controlling the queue ball and if you do not

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get good position on the ball you are left with different pots that

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are missable. Can he get round into that position I mentioned or is he

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going to play it? He might be able to do it here. He has come up the

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other sigh so there is one red available into the right corner.

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Now he can get the blue back on the spot and heave the two reds. As I

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mentioned before, with the pink in the Open and the blue in the open,

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this is a pretty good opportunity. He showed how good he was under

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pressure in the match against Ronnie O'Sullivan to win the red on

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the deciding frame. Delicate little stunning screw shot here keeping

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himself in the ideal position. has put 37 in front. Still possible

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75 remaining. Depending what colours he plays here, he will need

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3. I think... 44 points the lead. So he is looking for red colour red.

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He doesn't want to be too straight on this pink otherwise the frame

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ball will be straight and he could not be straighter. If he runs

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through hits in line with the corner pocket so he cannot get

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anywhere close to a red. A slight angle he could have thumbed over to

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the reds being a left-hander. You cannot pinch anything from that

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position really so he is going to have a leave a longish pot.

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pink 59 in front and if he pots another red he will be 52 point in

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front with only 51 remaining. Any slight angle in this frame and it

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would have been over. He could not finish in a worse place so he is

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just going to roll the pink in. And he will roll, stunt or play the pot

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down the long position t long red near the ball line. Just the one

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red needed. The last thing wanted toys bring the black into play. He

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granted here. That will mean that Neil Robinson will not be coming

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back did the table. (APPLAUSE) Didn't match without the black. I'm

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sure Robinson will concede. He is having a close look at the

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scoreboard but he is 59 point behind and only 43 remaining which

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equates the four snookers. If he does not get the four snookers

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Trump is one place away from a place in the final. Robinson did

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not get the snookers. 8-7 to Trump and in the next frame Judd trails

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by nine points. I could under Judd playing for the pink there because

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the blue was going to be awkward when it came back and there was no

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spot available so it would have been tied up against the pink

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I was thinking if he left himself near the bolt cushion he could have

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played off the blue and cannoned into the reds. The blue would have

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been unmissable. Although I did not expect him to mist pink.. Who

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would! But once you begin a poor positional shot... It is all

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Quite a few butter flies. He used all the pocket but it struggled in..

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Yep, and he is just about on the Green. Dear me! That wobbled.

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to watch. Yes, and Neil Robinson will be a little disappoint. He has

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had a couple of chances already in this frame. Not made the most of

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them and he cannot believe that green did not drop. I still can't

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believe it. But it just proves it does not have the always be about

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high breaks. To get drama, this wonderful game of ours. Don't get

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me wrong, both players afterwards will say they did not play their

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best and whoever wins will be thrilled and the other will be very

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disappointed with his performance. Well, would you believe it, he has

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covered it? He has missed the red but he has covered it. Amazing. It

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was never going to be easy the way the balls are situated but I tell

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you what, it is going to be a tense climax to this frame now or will it

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to be right frame? That is the only question. N terbgs il has three

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victories against Judd. 10-8 last year Judd beat Neil in that one.

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Stkpwhrl nothing out of the pocket. Needs to try to find the cushion.

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At the moment you could hear a pin droip is so silent here. They are

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enthralled in this battle.. The reception both players got when

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they came into the arena was incredible but look at that.

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Everybody is tense here. Unbelievable. We have watched both

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players miss relatively easy pots and look at the shot he has pulled

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out. That is why he is one of the greatest Potters we have ever had

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in the game. Has he got the angle to cannon one of those reds? I'm

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just wondering if he has a natural to run through and just flick the

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second of the reds. Will really open things up. If he hits the

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cushion first he brings them both into play. Is he going to try to

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get in behind the yellow? What is this one? Don't blame him for

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keeping the red safe. That is one of the most important things. To

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try to get behind the yell yofplt it requires a lot of side and he

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Pretty good. Was not easy particularly close to the cushion.

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You catch it a fraction too quick and go back up the table with the

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queue ball. You have to be careful the red does not run into the pink.

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He has played it nicely and a good length. You becha! Is the pinning

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to go come to his rescue? It has you know. He has covered the one

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near the pink, and if he plays that - he has to be cable he does not

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double-kiss the cue ball. I do not think he could hit either of the

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other two reds. What pot this would be. Maybe that is all he has,

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Dennis. I do not see an easy safety. But, as you say, this would be some

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pot to get. But is there an alternative? He is thinking long

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and hard. It could possibly be his last pot. It is make-your-mind-up

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time! Brilliant. He is going to knock the green in, is it? Oh!

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White! (APPLAUSE) What a pot. Absolutely superb. I enokay, he

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patted it and found the gap but believe me, if he does not hit that

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right into the heart of the pocket or misses it, he would not have

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found the gap. It is not going to be easy to get position off this

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Green as we know right in the jaws of the pocket. He is not on. Has he

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snookered? Nearly! The difference in the frame is one point in favour

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of Judd Trurpl open. -- Trump. Robinson 4. For the player of that

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one, could have played that one a little bit better. Wanted a thinner

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contact and had a chance of getting Upton cushion. Shut would not have

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been available to Judd. Le is going towards the yellow. This is pretty

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good - he he. What an effort that was. (APPLAUSE) Too thing. The pink

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has helped him somewhat because without the red hitting the pink he

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would have stuck it up. The red might still disappear into the

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pocket but just looking at it t yellow is going to be a key ball

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here. If this goes in... It will be a great chance! In it goes!

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(APPLAUSE) He has a long way the travel with the cue ball to leave

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the red on as we show you that fabulous pot. He has to get up the

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left side of the table to leave the red on. Yes, I think the red is

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available. I think it will go to the right corner and he could not

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have played that much better. As you said earlier, Dennis, I think

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the yellow is the keyboard to this frame and match. Of course he is a

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left-hander. We know he can play with his right hand. He has an

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angle on the blue to get in behind yellow but that little shake of the

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head tells you that it is awkward.. The brown is slightly in the way.

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Neil can just sit and wait. Le could screw straight back without

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going off the balancing. (APPLAUSE). Had has a slight angle so off the

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cushion. Yes, if he pitched it up and plays the cue ball with his

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hand he could not have put it much better than this. 14 point the lead.

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Yellow, Green and brown required. These two boys have given Australia

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fascinating semifinal. Just the brown needed. Both players have had

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a fabulous reception from this terrific crowd. He must be

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absolutely delighted inside. There he goes right-hand. It does not

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matter - we will be seeing a lot of frames down the years but it is

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Judd Trump's night and he goes through to his first-ever UK final

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running out in the end a 9-7 winner. Well done to both players.

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(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) I think we both played very scrappy. I think

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earlier on today the standard was a lot better tonight - than tonight.

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We kind of both wanted to win so badly we started to miss a few and

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the pressure was just building and building out there and I think we

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both just try to fall over the line an we needed an easy chance to win

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the frame. I played a pretty good game in terms of where I left him

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balls that his uncomfortable playing, he was forced to play them

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but was missing them but I was not able to make the most of my chances

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just losing the cue ball and just making some basic errors, putting

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myself under pressure where I sort of started to second guess myself.

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It kind of topped off the year so far really. It has ban brilliant

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year for me. Um, to reach the world final and now the UK final it is a

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sign that I'm really improving as a player and even though I'm not

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playing my best I'm able to scrap it out. Well done to Judd and you

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of all people, Steve, know it is not just about the potting balls

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but the ability to get over the line. Yes, especially in a tense

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match like that and it got tense later. Judd got over the line well.

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Neil will have been disappointed to miss a few balls but Judd has taken

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