Judd Trump’s overnight 10-7 lead over John Higgins has put him in with a massive chance of winning the snooker World Championship.
Trump started the tournament with a shock victory over Neil Robertson and his amazing run has just continued from there, he now has just one more day to negotiate and he could well be world champion.
That’s where the problem lies. Will Trump ultimately run out of gas and choke in sight of the winning line, like Rory McIlroy did at the Masters just a few weeks ago?
Standing in his way is John Higgins, the ultimate competitor and punisher of anyone who wobbles on the home straight. Higgins has a track record of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. It’s almost like he can smell it when his opponents nerve starts to go in sight of the finishing line.
So far Trump has been fearless and has just played his natural game. That is what has got him this far and if he can do the same tomorrow, it will see him crowned world champ.
Trump is the bookies favourite and is a best price of 8/13 with Betfred. With the lead he has, if he were playing anyone other than Higgins, he would be much shorter.
I think this is just a matter of white line fever for Trump, he either gets it, or he doesn’t and becomes world champ.