Judd Trump beats Si Jiahui 10-5 at German Masters to safe fourth rating title of the season; world No 2 gained three occasions in a row in October, triumphing at English Open, Wuhan Open and Northern Eire Open; Trump now has 27 rating titles throughout his profession
Final Up to date: 04/02/24 9:43pm
Judd Trump scooped his fourth rating title of the snooker season with 10-5 victory over Si Jiahui on the German Masters.
The world No 2 gained three occasions on the trot in October, triumphing on the English Open, Wuhan Open and Northern Eire Open, and picked up one other trophy in Berlin on Sunday.
Victory was Trump’s third on the German Masters – he went back-to-back in 2020 and 2021, though the second of these tournaments was held in Milton Keynes as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bristolian led Si 5-2, just for the Chinese language participant to win the ultimate body of the afternoon session after which take the primary of the night with a 123 break to chop his opponent’s benefit to 1.
Nevertheless, Trump fired in back-to-back centuries after which a break of 74 to open up a three-frame lead as soon as once more and though Si gained the following, the Englishman wrapped up victory with successive half-century breaks, together with an 81 within the final.
Trump as much as 27 rating titles as he closes in on Davis
The 34-year-old has now claimed 27 rating titles throughout his profession, a complete solely topped by Ronnie O’Sullivan (41), Stephen Hendry (36), John Higgins (31) and Steve Davis (28).
Trump may match Davis’ tally later this month on the Welsh Open – an occasion he’s but to win, together with his greatest outcomes runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2022, to Stuart Bingham and Joe Perry respectively.
Along with his 4 titles in 2024, Trump has reached an additional three finals.
He misplaced to Barry Hawkins on the European Masters in Nuremberg final August, earlier than being thrashed 10-3 by Mark Allen on the non-ranking Champion of Champions in November.
Trump was then overwhelmed 10-7 by O’Sullivan on the World Grand Prix in January as The Rocket backed up his win on the prestigious Masters occasion per week earlier.
O’Sullivan withdrew from the German Masters to prioritise his “well being and wellbeing”.