Judd Trump whitewashes Kyren Wilson to reach Champion of Champions final
Judd Trump stormed through to the Champion of Champions final following a comprehensive 6-0 whitewash of Kyren Wilson at the Bolton Whites Hotel on Friday.
The Ace hit breaks of 88 and 82 as he booked his place in the showpiece of the popular invitational event for a third time.
Having also beaten David Lilley 4-1 and Ryan Day 6-0 in Group One on Monday, Trump has now reeled off 16 successive frames without reply.
The world number two will face either John Higgins or Yan Bingtao for the right to finally get his hands on the trophy on Sunday evening.
Trump had lost both of his previous meetings with Wilson at this event; succumbing 4-2 in 2015 and 6-1 three years later.
Nevertheless, the Bristolian took early command by dominating the first four frames; top breaks of 88 and 82 opening up a 4-0 lead.
After making three centuries in his impressive 6-4 victory over Neil Robertson on Tuesday, this was Wilson’s third semi-final in five appearances.
But the Warrior’s grip on this contest was slipping fast; Trump taking a scrappy fifth frame on the blue to move to the brink of victory.
And the Ace required no second invitation after his opponent broke down early in the next; a swift 88 clearance sealing the deal.
“It was a good win against Kyren; he’s always a tough player to play against,” he told Live Snooker.
“I managed to get on top early and controlled the game. In the end, it was quite comfortable. Any time you win 6-0 is always a special feeling.
“It’s always hard to play against someone that wants to be at the top of the rankings. But it’s just important to keep beating the top players in the world and keep reaching these major finals.
“I’ve played Ryan Day and Kyren Wilson – both amazing players. To beat them 6-0 is amazing and it doesn’t happen often, so you’ve got to really enjoy it when it does.
“[The final] is going to be tough; John and Yan are both amazing players. Hopefully, it will be a great final and I can just get over the line this time.”
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