Barry Hawkins 'devastated' after loss to Judd Trump at 2013 Masters
Barry Hawkins knows he only has himself to blame after he
let tournament favourite Judd Trump off the hook and bowed out in
the first round of the 2013 Masters.
Hawkins led 5-3 and was playing some inspired snooker against
the world No.2 as a massive upset, the first of the tournament so
far, looked on the cards.
A 105 break from Trump reduced his arrears to one at 5-4 but it
was the tenth frame that will give Hawkins sleepless nights for
weeks to come.
The 33-year-old was twice in the balls with a chance to wrap up
the match but missed first a black and then a blue to let Trump
And the former UK Champion did not hesitate to wrap up the frame
and then composed a nerveless 107 break in the final frame decider
to seal a quarter-final berth.
And a disconsolate Hawkins, the current world No.17 playing only
his third ever Masters, admitted afterwards that he had let a
golden opportunity slip through his fingers.
"I'm devastated after that," he said. "I had the match in my
hands, I played well in spells but at the end of the day I have
ended up the loser."
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