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Judd Trump v Marco Fu: Players Championship Final preview - Ace and Fu aiming to add to title tally

Marco Fu (R) of Hong Kong looks on after playing a shot as Britain's Judd Trump watches on (credit:)

Two of this season's stand-out performers go head-to-head for the right to be crowned 2017 Players Champion on Sunday as Judd Trump meets Marco Fu in Llandudno.

The pair have racked up seven ranking final appearances between them so far this season and are now vying to double their tally of silverware for the campaign.



Trump has stormed into his third consecutive ranking final, following on from the Welsh Open and Gibraltar Open, but is aiming to go one step further by lifting his first trophy since last October's European Masters in Romania.

The world number three has swept past Mark King, rival Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter to secure his place in the final, having also compiled the highest break of the tournament so far - a 132 against King.

The mercurial left-hander has hit form at the ideal stage of the season and will be keen to maintain his superior record over the man from Hong Kong in this fascinating clash.

Trump and Fu are set for a high-scoring classic (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Fu ended 2016 with victory in the Scottish Open, while also reaching the Semi-Finals of the UK Championship, Masters and World Grand Prix, picking up almost £300,000 in prize money along the way.

The 39-year-old is producing some of the most consistently brilliant snooker of his career and is now presented with an opportunity to pick up only his fourth major title.

Fu dispatched Anthony McGill and World Champion Mark Selby for the loss of just three frames, before staging a superb comeback to oust Ding Junhui in a last-frame decider on Saturday night.

This show-down signals a repeat of their epic First Round tie at The Masters in January, in which Fu made three centuries to Trump's two in a thrilling 6-5 victory.

Trump, though, has won nine of their 12 previous encounters, including a pair of Second Round successes in the World Championship at The Crucible.

The final gets underway at 1pm, resuming to a conclusion from 7pm, and will be contested over the best of 19 frames at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. 



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Judd Trump v Marco Fu: Players Championship Final preview - Ace and Fu aiming to add to title tally

Two of this season's stand-out performers go head-to-head for the right to be crowned 2017 Players Champion on Sunday as Judd Trump meets Marco Fu in Llandudno.

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