Judd Trump has the ability to become the snooker GOAT because he has already taken the game to a new level, according to 1997 world champion Ken Doherty.
Trump could end the season with over £1.5m in earnings from the table and a record eight ranking victories if he can claim the delayed Tour Championship behind closed doors in MIlton Keynes next week and successfully defend his World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre next month.
The world number one is also set to break Neil Robertson's century record of 103 set in 2014. He is on 97 and will surely surpass the world number two's haul if he enjoys any sort of extended run at the final two events of the disrupted campaign.
Trump - who faces John Higgins in his opening match at the eight-man Tour Championship - is bidding to become the first maiden winner of the world title to retain the crown at the first attempt in the modern era and Doherty is tipping him for greatness.
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'Crafty Ken' believes it could be the first step towards putting the GOAT argument to bed after years of debating if the game's most popular talent O'Sullivan or seven-times world champion Hendry is the best of all time.