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Judd Trump Plays 'Once In A Lifetime' Shot In German Masters Semi-Final, Even His Opponent Couldn't Believe It

Judd Trump Plays 'Once In A Lifetime' Shot In German Masters Semi-Final, Even His Opponent Couldn't Believe It

Judd Trump played arguably the greatest shot of his career to date in his German Masters semi-final clash against Barry Hawkins on Saturday, calling it a "once in a lifetime" moment.

The 31-year-old secured a dramatic 6-5 win against Hawkins to reach the final, despite at one point trailing 5-1 in the best-of-11 match.

He won five frames in a row, three of them with centuries, and potted this outrageous long green in the seventh.

The current world number one, who will face Jack Lisowski in Milton Keynes on Sunday afternoon, later posted the shot from his semi-final clash with the caption: "What we saying about this shot then?"

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I'm saying how in the hell did you manage to get that much spin on the cue ball, Judd? This is outrageous.

The smile from Barry Hawkins says it all.

In his post-match comments, Trump couldn't believe he stopped the white ball like he did.

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"To be honest, I don't think I've ever played a better shot. Certainly not in a tournament," Trump told Eurosport.

"The shots against Ding [in the quarter-finals on Friday] and John Higgins [in the 2019 Northern Ireland Open semi-final] were amazing, but that shot really is once in a lifetime, to stop the white like I did.

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"You are kind of hoping that will happen, but you don't truly believe it, but when I hit it, Barry has cracked up. Even shots like that, give me the belief when I sat down. I could have just rolled the green and missed it.

"The belief that gives you, I truly believed I could win the game at 5-2 down from that one shot."

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Trump admitted the first six frames "were a write-off" in his post-match comments but he managed to bounce back in style.

"The whole tournament to be honest has not been good and I have not been sharp." said Trump.

"Having an extended break was not good for me, but I am proud of the way I dug in because it would have been easy to give up. I was questioning what drink I was going to get from Starbucks on the way home.

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"But you just have to put that to the back of your mind. Something clicked at 5-1 and there was no turning back from there."

Oh, and Judd Trump played another truly outrageous shot against Ding Junhui in the quarter-final stages. Just check this out.

Trump is currently playing in the final against Jack Lisowski at the time of writing. Let's see what he can pull out the bag, here.

Featured Image Credit: Eurosport

Topics: Shot, Snooker News, snooker

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.