Snooker: Higgins pulls off great escape
JOHN HIGGINS stormed back from behind to beat Judd Trump 10-9 in a memorable Shanghai Masters final yesterday.
The Scot found himself 5-0 down after Trump made breaks of 112, 80, 74, 111 and 59 before Higgins (37) hit back with a maximum 147. Having trailed 7-2 at the interval, Higgins battled back to go 8-7 ahead, winning the 15th frame on the black. Trump levelled at 8-8, Higgins went ahead at 9-8, Trump forced a decider but the Scot eventually prevailed.
"To beat Judd from 7-2 down is unbelievable, I can't explain how it feels because I'm shell-shocked," admitted Higgins.