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Trump takes on Hawkins in the Masters semi-finals (Photo by Steve Paston/PA Images)

Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins go head to head for a place in this year’s Masters final at Alexandra Palace on Saturday.

The two left-handers face off in what promises to be another epic semi-final for right to face Neil Robertson in Sunday’s showpiece.

Champion in 2019, Trump is aiming to become the 10th multiple winner of snooker’s most prestigious invitational.

The Ace has progressed to his fifth Masters semi-final following two contrasting victories this week.

First, he prevailed in a deciding frame against Mark Allen in the opening round, before enjoying a commanding 6-1 success over rival Kyren Wilson on Friday.

Trump is now looking to be the first player to consecutively win the Champion of Champions and Masters since Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2014.

The Bristolian has won five of his last six meetings with Hawkins across all competitions; notably recovering from 5-1 down to prevail 6-5 when they clashed at this stage of last year’s German Masters.

Although, the Hawk was a 6-4 winner when they met in the semi-finals of this event six years ago, and will be hoping for a case of déjà vu in his quest for a maiden Triple Crown.

Runner-up here in 2016, Hawkins has arguably been the form player of the four semi-finalists.

Indeed, the world number 10 has dropped just three frames along the way; reeling off five on the spin from 2-1 down against Shaun Murphy, before putting reigning World champion Mark Selby to the sword 6-1.

After Robertson defeated Mark Williams on the final black earlier today, we can expect another cracker with a place in the showpiece at stake.

Play gets underway at 7pm GMT on Saturday with the match contested over the best of 11 frames at Alexandra Palace.