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article imageTrump triumphs in snooker's China International (video update)

By Tim Sandle     Nov 4, 2012 in Sports
England's Judd Trump has won snooker's China International by defeating Australia's Neil Robertson 10-8 in the final. Trump clinches victory with a break of 119 in the eighteenth frame.
Judd Trump's capture of the International tournament held at the Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China justified his new status as world number 1.
To reach the final both players were in impressive form and won their semi-final matches relatively comfortably (as the Digital Journal reported earlier).
As the final got underway, it was Trump who made the early running in taking the first two frames, helped by a break of 61. However, Robertson fought back with a run of four frames and, despite a recovery by Trump, the Australian led 5-4 at the half-way stage, according to the BBC.
In the second session the match sung back-and-forth, with Robertson moving to an 8-7 advantage. From this point in the match Trump was truly inspired and he took the next three frames to win the title with runs of 96 and 119. Trumps match clinching century break was the only century of the final.
Here is Trump in action in frame seven:
Robertson's best break was 88. The Australian has the satisfaction, however, of taking the highest break of the tournament through a magnificent 142 break made during the semi-finals.
On winning the title, Trump told World Snooker:
"It has been a great week. I dominated a lot of matches during the tournament, then in the final I felt the same but missed a few balls and that's why it was so close. I have got used to dealing with the time difference when I come to China now. I used to get worried if I couldn't sleep at night, but now I've realized it's better to just sleep when I am tired. I get so much support here and that makes me happy. Hopefully I will come back here next year and win it again."
The frame scores were (Trump first):
72-21 (61), 84-41, 25-99 (77), 14-83 (68), 20-82 (59), 0-92 (51), 102-0 (67), 67-59, 23-73 (50), 70-12 (65), 68-17, 37-71 (68), 42-88 (88), 1-88 (73), 66-13, 96-0 (96), 119-3 (119)
In winning the tournament, Trump pocketed a first prize of around $200,000, whilst Robertson received the runner-up's purse of around $100,000.
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