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Judd Trump wins whitewash on brilliant pro pool debut in Atlantic City against Joe Magee

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JUDD TRUMP started his personal bid to crack America with a sensational whitewash victory on his pro pool debut in Atlantic City. 

The 32-year-old was already in the States to see the worldwide shockwaves created by Emma Raducanu’s gorgeous success in New York on Saturday evening. 

Judd Trump shocked skilled Joe Magee with a 9-0 victory in his first pro pool matchCredit: Alamy

And the Juddernaut, snooker’s present No2 and a former world champion, was impressed by {the teenager}’s feat at his personal US Open as he raced to a 9-0 win against the USA’s Joe Magee. 

Using cues borrowed from Bradford’s former world pool champion Karl Boyes, Trump took to the brand new sport like a duck to water leaving his vastly extra skilled opponent in a daze. 

The break-off is taken into account the important thing shot in nine-ball pool and the one most troublesome to grasp for snooker stars. 

But Trump repeatedly smashed up the pack sinking two or three balls, and closed out a number of racks with a single go to with out his opponent getting a shot. 

Magee regarded doomed from the primary rack. He blew a few possibilities when rookie Trump let him, after which spent many of the match in his seat. 

And Magee was so demoralised that he surrendered by shaking arms even earlier than Trump had potted the ultimate nine-ball on the finish. 

Trump, who now performs India’s Dhruvalkumar Patel on Tuesday, stated: “What Emma did was unimaginable and the help she acquired is simply nice for British sport. It spurred me on to do effectively right here in the US. 

“It was good to get my marketing campaign up and operating. The first couple of racks I used to be fairly nervous. 

“But once I may see he wasn’t a prime, prime participant it gave me some confidence. Potting some good pictures helped settle me down, and also you’re all the time going to be pleased with 9-0. 

“My break-off was fairly good. I gained’t get too carried away, it’s only the primary spherical. Karl Boyes, my new coach…I’ll have a chat with him and see what I may do higher. 

“I all the time felt in management and didn’t miss any simple ones, which I used to be frightened of. Maybe in the subsequent match I’ll strive a soar shot. 

“This desk performed very effectively in comparison with those I used to be practising on, and I simply love being on the market on the principle desk with a great crowd and the eye. 

“It is a distinct environment and sort of strain. It will get me out of my consolation zone.


“In snooker I’m so assured in myself, and folks count on me to clear up each time.” 

Other snooker gamers have crossed the divide and switched codes – notably Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Alex Higgins. 

And reigning and four-time snooker world champion Mark Selby got here from a UK eight-ball pool background in Leicester. 

Boyes, who has additionally been teaching Trump, stated: “Judd has a snooker style cue action, so we worked on that and were really just trying to get the break-off shot right.” 

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