Magnificent Wilson triumphs in Shanghai

Kettering's Kyren Wilson won the Shanghai Masters
Kettering's Kyren Wilson won the Shanghai Masters

Kettering snooker star Kyren Wilson has become the Shanghai Masters champion after he beat world number seven Judd Trump 10-9 in a nail-biting final.

With the match going to a final-frame decider, Wilson held his nerve to knock in a break of 75 to wrap up his first-ever ranking title.

It capped an incredible week for the 23-year-old in China after he went through a qualifying event in Barnsley to get there.

But he now has a major title to his name and the victory earned him the £85,000 first prize as well as a big jump up the world rankings from 54 to 22.

The first four frames were shared with Trump knocking in breaks of 81 and 72 along the way.

But Wilson moved into a 4-2 lead with a break of 71 helping him to open up a clear advantage.

And, after Trump won the seventh, the Kettering man produced breaks of 58 and 62 when winning the next three frames in a row to take a 7-3 advantage.

Trump responded with a break of 115 but Wilson made it 8-4 with a visit of 68.

Trump knocked in a break of 76 to make it 8-5 and then won the next two as he closed in on Wilson, who held a narrow lead of 8-7.

But Wilson dug in deep to make it 9-7 and move to within one frame of the title, only for Trump to respond with a break of 89 to win the 17th frame.

And Trump set up the final-frame decider when a break of 60 put him in control and he eventually went on to make it 9-9 despite a gutsy effort from Wilson to get back into the frame.

But Wilson held his nerve in the decider and knocked in a break of 75 to seal his glorious moment.