O'Sullivan 9-4 for glory as Trump crashes
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN was cut to 9-4 from 11-4 early on Monday night to win his fourth world title after pre-tournament favourite Judd Trump was sensationally dumped out of the tournament in a final-frame decider by Ali Carter.
Carter was in trouble when trailing the UK champ and last year’s Crucible runner-up 12-9. But it was the Essex potter who showed the better temperament on the run-in as Trump, who was 5-1 before the event started in Sheffield, began to suffer.
Tournament sponsors Betfred, who were set to refund stakes if Trump won the tournament, were understandably delighted to see the back of the Bristolian.
Carter, 80-1 at the outset, was just 15-2 last night to go one better than in 2008 when he lost to O’Sullivan in the final.
Dual Crucible runner-up Matthew Stevens was 14-1 for the title after getting the better of his marathon clash with Barry Hawkins when edging out the Dartford-based cueman 13-11.
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