News – GB – Players Championship Snooker 2021: “I felt really bad” – Stuart Bingham in shock victory against Judd Trump


2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham admitted he suffered from a crisis of confidence in the first round of players champions Judd Trump ahead of his impressive 5-6 win over world number one and his defense Championship at Milton Keynes

Bingham had breaks of 113, 112 – both were maximal attempts in the sixth and eighth frames to improve the match twice – 93 and 58 in a rousing performance against Trump, who recovered from 2-0 deficit and 3-2 led 2 and 4-3 were reinforced by runs of 81, 105 and 76, only Bingham won three of the last four frames to move forward

In the quarter-finals, Basildon’s “ball run” will meet British Championship semi-finalist Zhou Yeulong or 2013 world finalist Barry Hawkins However, he admits he took himself by surprise after dreading a 4-2 win over Trump in the round loss to Robert Milkins at the Welsh Open in Newport last week

“I’m very happy I was practicing yesterday morning before coming here and I didn’t want to get in the car. I felt very bad and had a chat with my wife, manager and coach,” revealed Bingham. p>

Bingham was on the verge of a 6-4 win, just for Trump to score an excellent pot on the penultimate red before pinching the tenth frame by three points to force the decider

“It’s what happened all season when I couldn’t get over the line in the tenth frame when I missed an easy cannon for 6-4. Judd showed what a class he is by playing potted a great red before cleaning up, “said Bingham

Bingham admits he was inspired by the 9-8 win by 750-1 underdog Jordan Brown against world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in Sunday’s Welsh Open final

Bingham is 14 in the leaderboard and struggling to stay in the top 16 to make sure he doesn’t have to qualify for the April World Cup

“I’ve played very solidly all year but lost too many decision makers all season,” said Bingham

“I found a bit of form in the middle of the game. Judd missed a few things in the 2-0. It was a good game after we picked up 2-2

“I’ve held together well I cut out my work to qualify for the World Cup, but I’m going with a hoot”

A disappointed Trump suffered his earliest defeat in a rankings since losing 5-3 to Ian Burns in the first round of the European Masters in December 2019

It comes after the 21-time winner of the ranking event has lost 4-2 to Hossein Vafaei in the last 32 of the Welsh Open, his stickiest spell in a memorable campaign that has already brought him four titles

“I fought my way back, same old story. Some tournaments take a bit of luck and it didn’t happen to me,” said Trump, who is defending his title at the Gibraltar Open (LIVE on Eurosport from Jan. until 7 March))

“It wasn’t my day. Things just didn’t go for me I didn’t do much wrong I didn’t feel I deserved to lose”

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News – GB – Player Championship Snooker 2021: ‘I felt really bad’ – Stuart Bingham wins against Judd Trump in shock