Kyren Wilson storms into the Shanghai Masters final match after defeating Mark Allen 6-1, Judd Trump will wait for him.
Trump won the first frame of the match with a run of 95 before Bingham claimed the next two frames scoring fantastic breaks of 98 and 118, Trump then replied with a break of 100 to tie the score before the mid-session, 2-2.
Trump, who has played in the Shanghai Masters final in 2012, produced a solid game of snooker, winning four out of the last five frames of the match, to knock out the defending champion.
“It was a good start to the match then it went a bit scrappy after the interval,” said Trump. “You’ve got to win those scrappy frames and I’ve done that well this week. We were both a bit nervy towards the end. I kept going for my shots, even under pressure.
“I can relax for the rest of today and I’m happy to be in the final again. This is my favorite city in China so it would be great to win here.”
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Wilson, who has played in the Shanghai Masters quarter-final in 2013, won the first five of the match scoring breaks of 73, 68 and 60 to leave Mark Allen speechless at the no-return point.
The Irishman managed to win the sixth frame and avoid a whitewash but it was too little too late, Wilson scored 50 on the seventh frame which was enough to win the frame and to set a historical ranking event final.
“It’s absolutely amazing to be in the final of such a prestigious tournament,” said Wilson, who only secured the necessary visa on the day he flew to Shanghai last week.”
“I’ve had a very tough draw so it means all the more to me. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I had to play good match snooker today and even at 5-0 I knew it wasn’t over. The scoreline could have been closer.”
Wilson’s partner Sophie gave birth to their first child in February. He added: “I miss them a lot but thinking about them when I play drives me on. Being a father has given me a kick up the backside because I was a bit immature before.”
Allen said: “That sums up the way I have played all week – I was lucky to be in the semi-finals. I really struggled today and Kyren looked more comfortable. He’ll need to play better tomorrow and I wish him all the best. It would be good to see a new young face winning tournaments.”
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