Mark Allen turns the air blue after successful World Grand Prix in dramatic ultimate body decider

Mark Allen turned the air blue after beating Judd Trump 10-9 in dramatic style within the Duelbits World Grand Prix ultimate in Cheltenham, the Antrim cueman touchdown the £100,000 high prize to additional improve what is well one of the best season of his life.

llen let slip a swear phrase on dwell TV in his post-match interview with tv host Rob Walker however has little doubt already been forgiven by his adoring followers after becoming a member of a choose group of gamers to have received three rating titles in the identical season.

The 36-year-old – now as much as quantity three within the World – has seemingly put nicely documented off-table issues behind him and shall be among the many favourites to win what could be his first World Championship when the Sheffield showpiece begins on the Crucible in April – a feat that might see him develop into simply the third man from Northern Eire to beat the snooker world after legends Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor.

“I used to be shaking like a s***ting canine there. Usually I am fairly good underneath strain however I solely simply acquired over the road,” admitted Allen.

Whereas to remark had the Cheltenham crowd in matches of laughter, the Antrim cueman was gently chastised by examine Walker.

Allen continued: “I used to be utterly gone, and it’s not typically I am going with strain. A number of the balls Judd potted had been unreal. He put me underneath all kinds of strain, and I simply fell over the road ultimately.

“To be 7-2 up after which to solely win within the ultimate body isn’t excellent, but it surely occurred as a result of Judd by no means gave up. I’m truly very proud that I managed to fend him off ultimately.

“I don’t actually get pleasure from it this week. I’ve struggled a bit, but it surely’s good to win while you’re not taking part in nicely. It makes me suppose I may do harm when I’m at my finest.”

Trump stated: “Congratulations to Mark, he is an important champion. I had my probabilities within the final body. I attempted to make a struggle of it to offer the followers one thing to cheer about.”

Allen opened up a commanding 6-2 lead over Trump within the first session however the night motion was a distinct story, with the Englishman combating again to take the decider to a ultimate body.

Allen received a nervy ultimate body that noticed each gamers missed alternatives to wrap issues up.

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