Judd Trump has his family to thank for a lot of his success (Picture: Getty Images)Judd Trump produced the incredible snooker which won the World Championship this year, but there is a whole team behind his success – the Trump family.
The 29-year-old hammered John Higgins 18-9 to win the world title for a first time, although given his immense display, which saw him make seven century breaks, we can expect plenty more Crucible triumphs in the future.
While still a young man, there has still been years of work behind this achievement from the whole Trump clan, with Judd’s father and brother coming in for special praise from the new world champ.
After lifting the world title and being asked about his father’s influence, Trump said: ‘It was getting pretty emotional in the interview and I was just trying to hold back.
‘My dad is the biggest snooker fan in the world, he watches every single game so just to do it for him and my mum.
‘For the sacrifices they made for me to be able to play every week, travelling across the country, working two jobs, it put it into perspective for me.’
Trump lifted his first world title on Monday (Picture: Getty Images)Trump’s dad Steve helped his son’s blossoming career by using much of his time off from working as a truck driver to ferry Judd around the country to tournaments.
Jack Trump has also been singled out as a huge part of his brother’s success after he basically became employed by Judd last year.
The brothers live and travel together with Jack providing help, advice and company to his sibling around the world as he prepares for tournaments.
Judd explained the arrangement to the BBC after winning the Masters in January: ‘Jack will set the balls up and I will not have any input, I will let him get on with it. He is making me work on things I would not have done myself.
‘I wanted to pot balls all day, but he will put safety and long pots up too. I will do as I am told and he is getting the best out of me.’
After lifting the World Championship trophy less than four months after that Masters triumph, Judd believes it is obvious to see what an impact jack has had on his game.
‘It speaks for itself, with my brother’s help I’ve won the Masters and the World Championship since he moved up so it just goes to show the part he’s played in it,’ said Judd.
‘Obviously my parents have been a massive influence on me my whole career, taking me around everywhere and putting me in this position. To be able to win it for them and them see it is incredible.’
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