English snooker star Judd Trump has left viewers gobsmacked after pulling off what many are calling the “greatest shot” of all time against John Higgins.
The World No.1 was under the pump in the eighth frame of his Northern Ireland semi-final win against Higgins before turning things around in remarkable fashion.
Down by four-frames-to-three, Higgins looked poised to square the ledger after Trump was left in a difficult position to wrestle his way back into the contest.
However, the Englishman showed incredible bravery and even better technique to leave his rival stunned with a shot that almost defied logic.
Trump's aggressive shot to pot the black ball into a corner cushion had so much side spin on it that the white ball miraculously ended up back down the end he hit it from - setting up successive red-black combinations that ultimately propelled him to victory.
"Who would have played that shot?" asked Joe Johnson in commentary - adding that it was something usually only seen in exhibition matches but certainly not in tournaments.
The stunned expression on Higgins’ face said it all after the camera zoomed in to
Trump's incredible shot was the talk of the snooker world with fellow pro Mark Allen describing it as possibly the best shot he's ever seen.
Viewers were equally as impressed on social media.
I think that’s the best shot I’ve ever seen. @judd147t 👏👏👏— Mark Allen (@pistol147) November 16, 2019
Stunning just defied logic with the spin 👌👏👏👏👏— Declan cleary (@Declan23612803) November 16, 2019
Cant wait to see @jimmywhite147 try this at the break...... No pressure jimbo. Unbelievable shot.— Mikey (@mikey181283) November 16, 2019
Higgins' face after..... what can you do???— finediningmatt (@finediningmatt) November 16, 2019
The vision first to see it and then executing it😍— declan mc mahon (@viper1eighty7) November 16, 2019
Unbelievable 👏👏— tony (@Tmurphy1Tony) November 16, 2019
He's different gravy my god— Bill (@Bashhh_EU) November 16, 2019
Was thinking the same, unbelievable shot— martin147 (@pitcher147) November 16, 2019
Agree 100%👌, what a shot 👏👏👏— Ilyuwa (@ilush_95) November 16, 2019
Absolute worldie.— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@Guldercart) November 16, 2019
Just seen it. Oh my lord. Surely has to be a contender 🥵— Reeno (@JamesReene) November 16, 2019
Been watching snooker 40+ years. Definitely agree— Paul T (@legendDavis6) November 16, 2019
I absolutely agree. Brilliant!!!!— Stuart Marshall (@MrMclarenNUFC) November 16, 2019
World No.1 finishes the tournament in style
Trump rode the momentum from his semi-final triumph to prevail in the final against snooker legend, Ronnie O'Sullivan.
The World No.1 led from start to finish, sealing the win with an 84-point scoring break in the 16th frame.
"It feels amazing to win again," Trump told Eurosport.
"To defend any title is always difficult but to do it against Ronnie is extra special. The game was free-flowing, we were both scoring heavily and I think it was good to watch as well.
"I knew it was important to get a good start against him because anyone who goes behind to him can just get steamrolled.
"I have to up my game every time I play Ronnie to have a chance. The fans in Belfast were amazing once again, as they were last year."