Gibraltar Open 2017: Murphy beats Trump in final

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy won his first ranking event of the season as he defeated Judd Trump 4-2 in the Gibraltar Open final.

Having survived a final-frame decider to defeat Allan Taylor in his third-round clash on Saturday evening, Murphy returned to the  Tercentenary Sports Hall  on Sunday to see off Barry Hawkins 4-1, Mark Williams 4-3 and Nigel Bond 4-0 to book his place in the final.

Murphy managed three century breaks across those games, including a 140 and a 137 in the whitewash over Bond as he headed into the clash with Trump full of confidence.

Despite trailing 1-0 and 2-1, the 34-year-old rallied to win three frames in succession, with runs of 60, 56 and 96 to clinch a winners cheque of 25,000 euros and the seventh ranking title of his career and first since the World Grand Prix 12 months ago.

Trump had earlier reached the final with victories over Sanderson Lam (4-1), Jack Lisowski (4-1) and Ryan Day (4-2) but the 2016 European Masters champion was unable to claim his second ranking title of the campaign.

It was the Bristol potter's eighth defeat in 14 ranking finals, which also include the 9-8 loss he suffered at the hands of Stuart Bingham in the Welsh Open last month.

Murphy told worldsnooker.com: "I had a few tough matches during the tournament and that prepared me for the final.

"There are a few of us who think that Judd is the best player in the world at the moment, he is strong in every department. So I knew I would have to play well to beat him.

"This is the first time I have come to Gibraltar and I have really enjoyed it. Everyone has been fantastic, we have had great support and I’m looking forward to coming back next year."

Trump added: "I had enough chances but I didn’t take them. Shaun punished me and he deserved to win because he was the best player of the tournament."

Gibraltar Open 2017: Tournament results

First Round

Matthew Stevens 3-4 Michael White (Match 1)
Kurt Maflin 4-0 Hamza Akbar (Match 2)
Oliver Lines 3-4 Charlie Walters (Match 3)
Barry Hawkins 4-0 Jeff Cundy (Match 4)
Ken Doherty v W/O Shaun Murphy (Match 5)
Sam Craigie 4-0 John Foster (Match 6)
Allan Taylor 4-3 Saqib Nasir  (Match 7)
Elliot Slessor 4-0 Josh Boileau (Match 8)
Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Ben Jones (Match 9)
Paul S Davison 3-4 Lee Walker (Match 10)
Mark Davis 4-2 Mark Joyce (Match 11)
Robbie Williams 3-4 David John (Match 12)
Zhao Xintong 4-0 Laurens De Staelen (Match 13)
Joe Swail 2-4 Martin O’Donnell (Match 14)
Mark Williams 4-1 Adam Edge (Match 15)
Andrew Higginson 2-4 Zhang Yong (Match 16)
Alfie Burden 4-2 Ian Burns (Match 17)
Anthony McGill 4-2 Joe O'Connor (Match 18)
Mike Dunn 4-2 Michael Wild (Match 19)
Zhou Yuelong 4-0 James Cahill (Match 20)
Liang Wenbo 1-4 Ricky Walden (Match 21)
Yan Bingtao 4-1 Ashley Carty (Match 22)
Robert Milkins 4-2 Christopher Keogan (Match 23)
Adam Duffy 1-4 Mark Selby (Match 24)
Gary Wilson 4-3 Peter Lines (Match 25)
Thor Chuan Leong 4-0 Matthew Roberts (Match 26)
Fraser Patrick 4-2 Stephen Kershaw (Match 27)
Sydney Wilson 1-4 Igor Figueiredo (Match 28)
Darryl Hill 0-4 Steven Hallworth (Match 29)
Nigel Bond 4-3 Aditya Mehta (Match 30)
Daniel Wells 4-3 Kyren Wilson (Match 31)
Fang Xiongman 4-1 Mitchell Grinstead (Match 32)
Ross Muir 0-4 Mark Allen (Match 33)
Dominic Dale 0-4 John Higgins (Match 34)
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri 1-4 David Gilbert (Match 35)
Ding Junhui 4-1 Jason Weston (Match 36)
Anthony Hamilton w/o Stuart Carrington (Match 37)
Tian Pengfei 4-2 Liam Highfield (Match 38)
Mark King 4-3 Simon Dent (Match 39)
Jack Lisowski w/o Itaro Santos (Match 40)
Stephen Maguire 4-3 Gerard Greene (Match 41)
Matthew Selt 4-0 Rory McLeod (Match 42)
Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0-4 Judd Trump (Match 43)
Craig Steadman 4-1 Brandon Sergeant (Match 44)
Scott Donaldson 1-4 Tom Ford (Match 45)
Peter Ebdon 4-0 Jamie Clarke (Match 46)
Wang Yuchen 3-4 Sanderson Lam (Match 47)
Zhang Anda 3-4 Noppon Saengkham (Match 48)
Jamie Cope 2-4 Duane Jones (Match 49)
Luca Brecel 4-1 Martin Pitcher (Match 50)
Michael Holt 4-3 Ian Martin (Match 51)
Ryan Day 4-0 Phil O'Kane (Match 52)
Fergal O’Brien 3-4 Ben Woollaston (Match 53)
Eden Sharav 4-1 Sam Baird (Match 54)
John J Astley 4-1 Andreas Ploner (Match 55)
Michael Georgiou 3-4 George Pragnall (Match 56)
Rhys Clark 4-1 Sean O’Sullivan (Match 57)
Mitchell Mann 4-3 David Grace (Match 58)
Gareth Allen 1-4 Chris Wakelin (Match 59)
Neil Robertson 4-0 Jaspal Bamotra (Match 60)
Jimmy White 4-1 Kurt Dunham (Match 61)
Joe Perry 4-2 Zach Richardson (Match 62)
Hammad Miah 4-0 Dan Barsley (Match 63)
Mei Xi Wen 1-4 Jamie Jones (Match 64)  

Second Round

 Michael White 4-0 Kurt Maflin (Match 65)
Charlie Walters 1-4 Barry Hawkins (Match 66)
Shaun Murphy 4-1 Sam Craigie (Match 67)
Allan Taylor 4-2 Elliot Slessor (Match 68)
Jimmy Robertson 0-4 Lee Walker (Match 69)
Mark Davis 4-3 David John (Match 70)  
Zhao Xintong 4-2 Martin O’Donnell (Match 71)
Mark Williams 4-2 Zhang Yong (Match 72)
Alfie Burden 4-2 Anthony McGill (Match 73)
Mike Dunn 0-4 Zhou Yuelong (Match 74)
Ricky Walden 4-3 Yan Bingtao (Match 75)
Robert Milkins 3-4 Mark Selby (Match 76)
Gary Wilson 1-4 Thor Chuan Leong (Match 77)
Fraser Patrick 3-4 Igor Figueiredo (Match 78)
Steven Hallworth 1-4 Nigel Bond (Match 79)
Daniel Wells 4-3 Fang Xiongman (Match 80)
Mark Allen 4-1 John Higgins (Match 81)
David Gilbert 4-3 Ding Junhui (Match 82)
Anthony Hamilton 4-2 Tian Pengfei (Match 83)
Mark King 2-4 Jack Lisowski (Match 84)
Stephen Maguire 2-4 Matthew Selt (Match 85)
Judd Trump 4-1 Craig Steadman (Match 86)
Tom Ford 0-4 Peter Ebdon (Match 87)
Sanderson Lam 4-1 Noppon Saengkham (Match 88)
Duane Jones 0-4 Luca Brecel (Match 89)
Michael Holt 2-4 Ryan Day (Match 90)
Ben Woollaston 4-2 Eden Sharav (Match 91)
John J Astley 4-1 George Pragnall (Match 92)
Rhys Clark 4-3 Mitchell Mann (Match 93)
Chris Wakelin 2-4 Neil Robertson (Match 94)
Jimmy White 2-4 Joe Perry (Match 95)
Hammad Miah 0-4 Jamie Jones (Match 96)  

Third Round

Michael White 2-4 Barry Hawkins (Match 97)
Shaun Murphy 4-3 Allan Taylor (Match 98)
Lee Walker 3-4 Mark Davis (Match 99)
Zhao Xintong 3-4 Mark Williams (Match 100)
Alfie Burden 4-2 Zhou Yuelong (Match 101)
Ricky Walden 4-3 Mark Selby (Match 102)
Thor Chaun Leong 3-4 Igor Figueiredo (Match 103)
Nigel Bond 4-0 Daniel Wells (Match 104)
Mark Allen 4-1 David Gilbert (Match 105)
Anthony Hamilton 0-4 Jack Lisowski (Match 106)
Matthew Selt 1-4 Judd Trump (Match 107)
Peter Ebdon 1-4 Sanderson Lam (Match 108)
Luca Brecel 3-4 Ryan Day (Match 109)
Ben Woollaston 1-4 John J Astley (Match 110)
Rhys Clark 2-4 Neil Robertson (Match 111)
Joe Perry 1-4 Jamie Jones (Match 112) 

Fourth Round

 Barry Hawkins 1-4 Shaun Murphy (Match 113)
Mark Davis 3-4 Mark Williams (Match 114)
Alfie Burden 4-3 Ricky Walden (Match 115)
Igor Figueiredo 2-4 Nigel Bond (Match 116)
Mark Allen 1-4 Jack Lisowski (Match 117)
Judd Trump 4-1 Sanderson Lam (Match 118)
Ryan Day 4-2 John J Astley (Match 119)
Neil Robertson 4-0 Jamie Jones (Match 120)   

Quarter Finals

Shaun Murphy 4-3 Mark Williams (QF 1)
Alfie Burden 3-4 NigelBond (QF 2)
Jack Lisowski 1-4 Judd Trump (QF 3)
Ryan Day 4-2 Neil Robertson (QF 4)   

Semi Finals

Shaun Murphy 4-0 Nigel Bond (SF 1)
Judd Trump 4-2 Ryan Day (SF 2)

Final

Shaun Murphy 4-2 Judd Trump 

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