Judd Trump admitted he did not feel the nerves as much as he might going into Sunday’s evening session due to his phenomenal display in the opening eight frames of the Masters final.

Trump played exquisitely as he raced into a 7-1 lead over Ronnie O’Sullivan, eventually prevailing 10-4 over the Rocket for his maiden Masters crown.

The Bristolian revealed he was aware of how O’Sullivan would put up a tenacious display in the evening, but had faith in his own abilities after barely putting a foot wrong in the opening session.

“I was actually quite calm – I played so well that it gave me confidence throughout the whole game. I believed in myself the whole way,” said Trump.

“I knew Ronnie was going to come back a little bit – he played a lot better in the evening than he did in the afternoon.

“Most chances I had in the whole game, I took, and it put him under a lot of pressure.”

Despite missing out on an eighth Masters title, O’Sullivan was magnanimous in defeat.

“He played very well and he’s a very, very good player,” he said. “There’s only so much you can learn from the game, you are what you are.

“All you can do is just try and improve in little areas.”

Watch highlights of the London Masters on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, with analysis from Jimmy White and Neal Foulds