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Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 8 January-15 January
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Judd Trump claimed his second Masters title with a dramatic 10-8 victory over Mark Williams at Alexandra Palace.

Trump, whose first title came in 2019, was forced to dig deep to become the 11th player to win the tournament more than once.

He led 5-3 going into the evening session but then fought back from 7-6 and 8-7 down in a thrilling encounter.

His win sees him collect the £250,000 top prize with Williams taking home £100,000.

Williams had been cast as the pre-match favourite by Trump and was aiming to become the oldest Masters champion at the age of 47 years and 300 days.

The Welshman last won the title 20 years ago and his appearance against Trump was almost 25 years on from his epic victory over Stephen Hendry, when the Englishman was still at primary school.

Trump’s win, sealed with a wonderful break of 126 to huge cheers from a raucous crowd, will arguably go down as one of his finest as he earned a fourth Triple Crown success the hard way.

“It’s incredible really,” Trump told BBC Sport. “I got totally outplayed in the whole game. At 8-7 down I was gone and trying to hang on. I should have been out in the first round, should have been out in the second round and I should have lost this one, I’m like a cat.

“I think with the way I played this week, this is my best ever performance to grind out to win this. I wasn’t playing well. I missed balls over the pockets by a mile.

“Mark’s long potting was unbelievable. He put me under so much pressure. I was never able to fall two behind and this is by far my best ever win.”

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