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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.

Irish Independent