Judd Trump beats Eden Sharav in the semi-finals of the Northern Ireland Open

Judd Trump
Judd Trump

Judd Trump will play Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the Northern Ireland Open having beaten Eden Sharav 6-3 in the semi-finals in Belfast.

Trump has been one of the form horses so far this week, producing some terrific snooker to beat the likes of Jack Lisowski and Ryan Day, and he was quickly into his stride again.

Breaks of 54 and 107 saw Trump race into a 2-0 lead before a run of 68 saw him extend his advantage further to 3-0.

Sharav, making his first ranking semi-final appearance, kept his composure to win frame four with a break of 65 but still found himself 3-1 behind at the mid-session interval.

Trump registered his second century of the match when a fabulous break of 108 saw him take the first frame upon the resumption but Sharav kept his himself in touch when fighting hard to win frame six.

Sharav then reduced his arrears to 4-3 thanks to a run of 76 but Trump quickly regained control of the match, a break of 97 putting him within touching distance of victory before making no mistake in frame nine to seal a 6-3 triumph.

Trump will face Ronnie O'Sullivan in Sunday's final after he came through a thrilling match with Mark Selby in their semi-final.


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