Can anyone stop Judd Trump in Berlin?

We’re up and running in Berlin this week as the German Masters rumbles on inside the Tempodrom.

With priceless ranking points up for grabs, this competitive field are all looking to topple the champion from 2020 and 2021, Judd Trump.

Can anyone in Berlin trump the ‘Ace in the Pack’?

Faultless Trump

After receiving a bye in the opening round, Judd Trump blitzed his way past Zhou Yuelong in round two without dropping a frame.

The number one seed rattled home an impressive 130 break en route to a pot-perfect performance in Berlin, underlining his status as numero uno on tour.

The 32-year-old is unbeaten at the German Masters since the quarter-finals in 2019, scooping the previous two editions and is looking extremely strong to make it a perfect hat-trick in Germany.

Pure class from @judd147t ?#GermanMasters #BVEuroSeries

— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) January 28, 2022

Trump’s fearless potting and aggressive attacks are working wonders at the moment and he’s well worthy of his world number one placing – a disappointing run at the Masters will only spur on the Bristolian. 

He takes on Zhao Xintong in the quarter-finals, with a mouth-watering tie against Kyren Wilson most likely if he reaches the semis – an opponent he has beaten in four of their last five meetings.

The Opposition

Reigning world champion Mark Selby isn’t playing his best snooker at the moment, but can never be written off at any tournament.

The ‘Jester from Leicester’ swept past Barry Pinches 5-0 in the opening round, and now faces 2021 Masters king Yan Bingtao in round two.

Mark Selby advances to the Last 16 of the BildBet German Masters after a 5-0 whitewash of Barry Pinches.#GermanMasters #BVEuroSeries

— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) January 27, 2022

Selby has a poor record at the German Masters, not getting past the second round since his win in 2015, but after admitting he “still loves the game” this week following a tough few months, the Berlin event may prove the perfect tonic to get him back in the groove.

Kyren Wilson is the last German Masters champion not named Judd Trump…

The 30-year-old smashed Jimmy Robertson 5-1 in the opener but was made to work extremely hard to sneak past Craig Steadman 5-4 in round two.

The number five seed is a serial quarter-finalist on the tour but will be eager to break the back of a few more tournaments in 2022 picking up a trinket or two.