Judd Trump has ‘taken the game to another level’ at Snooker World Championship, says Hendry

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Judd Trump made snooker look very easy on Monday (Picture: VCG via Getty Images)

Judd Trump appears to have taken snooker to a whole new level in the World Championship final, according to Stephen Hendry.

The Crucible final has been an exhibition of break-building from Trump, who has made seven centuries in the contest with a session still to play.

That total has equalled the record for most from a player in a single match and has left his opponent John Higgins reeling at 16-9 behind.

With six half-centuries thrown into the bargain and impressive safety play to boot, seven-time world champ Hendry thinks this is a standard of snooker we have never seen before.

‘He’s just pure natural talent,’ Hendry told the BBC. ‘From where he aims on the shots, to bring the cue round on every shot, to the pots he gets, you can argue he’s taken the game to another level.’

Judd Trump has been loving the Crucible atmosphere (Picture: Getty Images)

1991 world champion John Parrott agreed that this was stuff from Trump that no one had seen before.

‘I’ve sat here and watched a few of these finals and I’ve never seen three consecutive sessions that good,’ said Parrott.

‘Judd Trump’s playing to a phenomenal level, a level I’ve never seen him play at.

‘We all know he’s a great player, but this is far better than what he produced at the Masters and he won there, and he’s going to win here.’

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While all the talk is about Trump, his opponent has played superbly well too, making breaks of 113, 59, 67 and 70 in the four frames he won on Monday afternoon.

Between the two they have made 11 tons in this match, which is also a record for a World Championship match.

There was just nothing he could do to keep up with the Juddernaut, and the Scot can be proud of his achievement just to still be in the match after three sessions.

The match is played to a conclusion on Monday evening (7pm) with Trump needing just two frames to lift the famous trophy for a first time.

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