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The world number two found himself 5-3 and Hawkins was playing rock solid stuff; dependable safety, exemplary shot selection and scoring when he got his chances.
Trump - seemingly on the brink of another first round BBC exit - cranked up the pressure. He started playing with pace and authority.
I asked on Twitter whether this could rattle Barry. It did.
Judd flicked from a fairly average performance to really taking the game to his opponent. As the pressure mounted on Hawkins, Trump seemed to become more determined, and relished the chase.
He made a century in the decider to seal the match. It was superb. It could be a turning point for him to rediscover his best form.
Everyone knows Judd has got the skill. He has been showing more this season that he has the guts for a fight as well.
He likes to be the centre of attention and he likes to triumph with glitz. The Masters is a perfect stage for him.