Judd Trump produced one of the shots of his career as he launched an epic comeback to beat Barry Hawkins 6-5 in the German Masters semi-finals on Saturday – and even Gary Lineker was left stunned by the effort.
Trump is trying to defend his crown in Germany but he was almost sent crashing out in the final four.
The world No 1 found himself 5-1 down and on the verge of a shock exit.
But that is when he started to shift through the gears and he won five consecutive frames to set up a final showdown with Jack Lisowski.
One of the shots that sparked the sensational fightback was a long-range cross-table effort to pot the green.
The white ball then sensationally span around the brown to set a an easy close to the frame.
Trump posted a video of his effort on Twitter and asked: “What we saying about this shot then.”
And the reaction was crazy, with Lineker exclaiming: “Woah.”
Speaking after the match Trump said: “To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever played a better shot.
“Certainly not in a tournament.
“The shots against Ding (in the quarter-finals) and John Higgins (2019 Northern Ireland Open semi-final) were amazing, but that shot really was once in a lifetime, the stop the white like I did.
“You are kind of hoping that will happen, but you don’t truly believe it, but when I hit it, Barry has cracked up.
“Even shots like that, give me the belief when I sat down. I could have just rolled the green and missed it.
“The belief that gives you, I truly believed I could win the game at 5-2 down from that one shot.”
Trump’s final opponent Lisowski acknowledges he will be a huge underdog for the title.
He said: “I will probably need him to miss a few. He hasn’t been on point as he usually is this week.
“He has scrapped through in a few games. I need him to have some sort of off day or I need to play a star game.
“Hopefully he wakes up tomorrow and doesn’t feel too good and I cruise it.”
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