Trump holds all the aces as Perry crashes out of Glasgow Grand Prix
WORLD No. 12 Joe Perry was humbled by teenage potting sensation Judd Trump when he lost his Glasgow Grand Prix second round match 5-2 last night (Wednesday). Perry, from Chatteris, was in confident mood ahead of the championships. Before it started the 3
WORLD No. 12 Joe Perry was humbled by teenage potting sensation Judd Trump when he lost his Glasgow Grand Prix second round match 5-2 last night (Wednesday).
Perry, from Chatteris, was in confident mood ahead of the championships.
Before it started the 34-year-old said he had been, "playing the best snooker he has played in a long time."
And he came through a tricky first round match with Barry Hawkins, with a 5-3 victory, before coming unstuck against Trump, from Bristol.
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Perry blamed bad luck for his defeat.
He said: "I felt as if I dominated the match and outplayed Judd, but somehow I lost 5-2. He didn't look in control of any of the frames, but anything that could go wrong for me did go wrong."
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Trump, 19, is the youngest player to make a competitive maximum 147 break at the age of 14.
Since then he has been known for his break-building ability, but it was his safety and tactical play that won him Wednesday night's match to secure a place in his first competitive quarter-final after a succession of closely-contested frames.
Crucible semi-finalist Perry won the opening frame with a break of 70 then Trump won the next two on the colours.
Perry levelled at 2-2 with a 54.
In frame five, Perry missed a red on 47 and Trump countered with 59 before laying a snooker on the brown.
Perry hit it but left his opponent the chance to clear up and take the lead.
The sixth also came down to the last few balls, Trump fluking the green in escaping from a snooker and later potting a brilliant long pink to go 4-2 up.
Perry made 56 in the next but Trump clawed his way back, gained a snooker on the last red then made a 33 clearance which included an excellent pot on the green, nudging the brown away from the baulk cushion.
Trump said: "It's probably the best win of my career, or at least the highest ranked player I've beaten.
"But I'm disappointed to have played so badly. Hopefully in my next match I'll be able to relax a bit and if I can get my break-building going then I know I'm good enough to get to the semis or the final.