The Masters: Judd Trump beats Mark Allen in final frame decider

Judd Trump advances into the quarter-finals following a 6-5 win over Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

Judd Trump advanced into the Masters quarter-finals after edging out Mark Allen 6-5 at Alexandra Palace.

Trump made breaks of 101 either side of a 92 by Allen to take a 2-1 lead and went 3-2 up before his opponent took back-to-back frames to lead 4-3.

Allen then failed to take a great chance to make it 5-3 as Trump levelled, and the world number two went on to move 5-4 in front via a 135, the highest break of the tournament so far.

After Allen subsequently claimed frame 10 to force a decider, Trump wrapped up victory with a break of 62.

The 32-year-old Englishman - who won the competition in 2019, a year after Allen - said in a post-match interview: "Wow. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I've lost a few close ones this season and to battle back there…

"It's just you lose the belief when you lose these close games, but to finish how I did, I'm so proud of myself."

Trump had given a small fist pump after drawing level at 4-4, and when asked about that, he said: "Normally I'm quite reserved, but I couldn't help it, with this crowd in here. They pick you up, and I love the sort of rowdiness of this London crowd, it's amazing."

He added: "I'm just getting warmed up now. I'm so happy to still be in it."

Trump's quarter-final opponent will be the winner of the match between Kyren Wilson and Stuart Bingham.

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