Champion of Champions: Judd Trump overcomes Shaun Murphy to reach semi-finals

Judd Trump
Trump was the world champion in 2019

Judd Trump produced a battling performance to beat Shaun Murphy 6-4 in their group decider and reach the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions.

Murphy knocked in breaks of 107 and 67 on the way to going 3-1 up before Trump levelled with the help of an 84.

A frame-winning 56 and victory in the eighth frame, when he needed snookers, put Trump 5-3 in front before he went on to seal victory with a 107.

The 34-year-old will now play Barry Hawkins in the last four in Bolton.

"I felt like I played terrible," Trump told ITV4. "It's one of the worst I've felt all season.

"I didn't feel like my cue action was there."

One of the highlights from Trump's performance came with a brilliant positional shot in the seventh frame.

He potted the yellow and came off two cushions, avoided the brown and blue before flicking the final remaining red, which was against the side cushion, over the middle pocket.

"I knew I hit it well. I was just hoping it was going to avoid the brown," said Trump.

"It's one of those shots that comes off once in a lifetime."

Trump went on to produce a 56 clearance, which started with a double, to win the frame by two points.

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