Judd Trump said he was “sick of losing and watching other players win” after he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 to claim his first Masters title.

The 29-year-old won only his second Triple Crown event at Alexandra Palace, to add to the 2011 UK Championship.

“I’ve tried to be more mature and my mindset is a lot different now,” Trump said.

“It has sunk into my head that I want to be winning four or five tournaments a season.”

Six-time Masters champion Stephen Hendry had recommended the victory could be a “career changer” for Trump.

The West Country Lad had beaten rival Kyren Wilson, world number one Mark Selby and 2012 winner Neil Robertson, before overwhelming the five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.

Hendry, who had also won seven world titles and five UK crowns, said: “Trump has tremendous self-belief and has the game and talent.

“His safety play was great all week, especially against Selby where he showed great patience. He always had the talent – it is only one tournament – but this could be a career changer for him.

“To take apart Ronnie O’Sullivan in a major final will give him great confidence.”


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