Trump in battle to close deal
JUDD Trump today faced a cliffhanger of a closing session against Ding Junhui as he attempted to extend his fairytale run at the Betfred.com World Championship into the final.
Trump was in trouble at 10-7 behind but recovered and fired in back-to-back centuries to lead 12-11, before Ding won the last frame with an 87 to draw level.
With 17 frames the victory target for Trump and Ding, it was anyone’s match.
Three-time former Crucible king John Higgins stayed alive in his clash with Mark Williams.
The Scot trailed Williams 9-7 in a tense semi-final.
They were to resume today and play to a finish in the evening.