Judd Trump beats Barry Hawkins 6-5 to reach the final of the World Grand Prix

Judd Trump came from behind to beat Barry Hawkins 6-5 in the semi-finals of the Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham.

Trump will meet Ali Carter in Sunday's final but for large periods of this last-four clash it seemed like it would be Hawkins who would progress.

He drew first blood, settling much the better and establishing a 2-0 lead thanks to a break of 92 in frame two.

Trump responded with breaks of 60 and 53 to level the scores at the mid-session interval but Hawkins was back in front when dominating frame five.

A run of 50 from Trump meant the pair were all square again at 3-3 before Hawkins continued the theme of the evening by edging back in front at 4-3 with a calmly-taken 67.

Trump continued to hang onto his coat tails, though, and once again found himself level - courtesy of a break of 92 - before Hawkins held his nerve to take out frame nine with a solid contribution of 55.

It appeared like the pivotal moment in the match but Trump rallied strongly once more, dictating terms in frame ten thanks largely to a break of 55 before finishing the match with a flawless 92 break.

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  • SF Judd Trump 6-0 Barry Hawkins

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