Winning machine Judd Trump claims his first World Open title

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Trump collects his 13th ranking title (credit:Eurosport)

Trump collects his 13th ranking title (credit:Eurosport)

Judd Trump secured his fourth ranking title of 2019 and thirteenth in total at the 2019 World Open courtesy of a 10-5 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the final in Yushan.

The world number one continued his incredible year of triumphs by clinching the £150,000 title in China to add to his International Championship crown in August.

The reigning World Champion had to come through three last-frame deciders en route to the final, but made light work of the Thai number one thanks to a dominant first session.

A run of six consecutive frames had fired Trump into a 7-2 lead at the interval, and the Bristol ace fended off a brief revival from Un-Nooh to end his opponent’s hopes of a first ranking title in traditional snooker.

“I’m very happy,” Trump told World Snooker. “I didn’t play that well all week, I won a lot of close games 5-4 and 6-5, and then I played better today.

“I’ve worked very hard this season to try to replicate what I did last season and I try to enjoy myself every time I come to China.

“To win two titles already this season and to be number one in the rankings is very good, it puts me in a good position where I can just relax.

“I want to win the UK Championship so I can hold all three Triple Crowns at the same time.”

Trump took the opening frame of the final and made a 58 break in the second, but it was Un-Nooh who squared up the contest early on.

Trump then turned on the style with consecutive breaks of 96, 78, 90 and 85 to storm clear, before Un-Nooh incredibly lost the seventh frame on the ‘three miss’ rule after failing to hit a red when not snookered.

Trump added a 68 break to extend his lead to 7-1, before Un-Nooh finally stopped the rot prior to the interval.

A break of 64 saw Trump take the first frame after the restart, but Un-Nooh dug deep to clinch frame eleven before compiling successive breaks of 80 and 56 to close the gap to 8-5 behind.

Trump, however, got back on track with a magnificent 136 clearance before putting the gloss on the victory with a 61 break in frame 15.

Un-Nooh, who won his first ranking title at the Shoot-Out earlier this year, collects the largest pay-cheque of his career (£75,000) and climbs to 22nd in the world rankings.