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Judd Trump v Joe Perry live stream | Welsh Open 2022 final preview

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Perry is looking to lift his second ranking title (Tess Derry/PA Archive/PA Images)

Judd Trump and Joe Perry are targeting a maiden Welsh Open title when they clash in the 2022 final on Sunday.

Just two players remain in the final Home Nations event of the campaign at Celtic Manor Resort, where a top prize of £70,000 is on offer.

By lifting the Ray Reardon trophy, one of these finalists will become the 17th different player to triumph since the inaugural event in 1992.

The most successful player in Home Nations history with four titles, this will be Trump’s seventh final since the establishment of the series in 2016.

The Ace is also targeting a 23rd ranking title, which would move him ahead of fellow left-hander Neil Robertson on the all-time list

The Bristolian, who was runner-up to Stuart Bingham in 2017, produced an inspired turnaround to reach his second Welsh Open final.

Indeed, he trailed 5-3 against Hossein Vafaei in the last four, but reeled off the last three frames to stun the Shootout champion.

Perry also prevailed in a deciding frame to reach his sixth ranking final – and first on home soil.

Despite feeling under the weather, the Gentleman held his nerve to edge past Jack Lisowski, who had recovered from 5-3 down to take their semi-final showdown the distance.

The 2015 Players Championship winner has slipped to 42nd in the world rankings following a disappointing 2021-22 season.

But he has endured a timely upturn in fortune having also defeated Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson to stand on the brink of a second ranking title.

Although Perry has only enjoyed six victories in his 20 meetings with Trump, the 47-year-old was a 4-3 winner in their only previous Welsh Open showdown six years ago.

Play gets underway at 1.15pm GMT on Sunday with the opening eight frames, before concluding with a maximum of nine from 7pm GMT at Celtic Manor Resort.