Kurt Maflin makes a big prediction about Judd Trump when shocking the Aces

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Judd Trump continues to fight for the results he has produced in the past (Image: Getty Images)

Kurt Maflin stunned Judd Trump in the final round of 32 of the European Masters on Wednesday night, but feels the ace’s struggle for results will be over, possibly at the World Championships.

Trump has won a major tournament this season, lifting the Championship trophy in November, but after winning 11 ranked titles in the previous two seasons, it’s a downward spiral in results. 32 year old player.

Ranked tournaments have been an issue for the Aces this season, with his loss in the second round of the European Masters meaning he has reached only three quarter-finals of this campaign and no further.

Maflin extended that streak with a 5-3 win on Wednesday, but doesn’t consider Trump’s results worrisome, believing his incredible streak of success is untenable.

Such is the talent of the former world champion that he will win titles again, possibly at the Crucible in May.

‘Overall, it was a solid performance. I missed a pair, Judd missed a couple,’ Maflin told WST after the big win in Milton Keynes. ‘I picked up some important long balls. I just want a chance at 4-3 to finish it.

Kurt Maflin has excelled against Trump after a really quiet season (Image: Getty Images)

‘Judd can’t carry on at the pace he was a few years ago, he’s just human, it’s unbelievable what he’s played in those 18 months, it has to slow down a bit.

‘But, for sure he will come back equally strong, when that happens, who knows? Probably at the World Championships. ‘

Single-player struggles are all relative and Maflin will be absolutely delighted to enjoy the season Trump has had, with the 38-year-old enduring a sobering campaign of silence.

It is the first time the world No. 33 has made it to the last 16 of a tournament in a tournament this season, and clearly not at his best, he admits he has struggled to a high standard. of the World Snooker Tour.

At the next goal against Maflin on Wednesday night, Fan Zhengyi shocked Kyren Wilson 5-4 and missed the final brown goal with a score of 147, once again demonstrating the power of depth on the tour. to act.

“It’s hard, all these players now are good, tough opponents,” said Maflin. ‘The kid playing next to me, Fan, just missed brown to the fullest.

‘I’m not sure where he ranks but maybe it’s not very high [#80]. Standards are just really tough, you need to play well all the time. ‘

Maflin returns to face Anthony McGill in the round of 16 on Thursday night at 7pm.

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