WSC 2011 QF: Judd Trump 13-5 Graeme Dott
Judd Trump admits he is ‘feeling invincible’ as his magical run at the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship continued.
After leading 11-5 overnight Trump polished off the two frames he needed in only 21 minutes to ruthlessly dump Graeme Dott out of the Crucible and move into the semi-finals.
“It was a bit easy than I thought it would be,” said Trump, who completed a 13-5 success and now plays either Ding Junhui or Mark Selby.
“He didn’t play badly but I didn’t give him a chance to get into the match.
“I felt if he got in front then it would be a really tough game so I had to play well early on and put the pressure on him.
“I feel invincible now and that’s a good feeling to have but at any stage anyone left could beat me 13-3 or 13-4 as the standard is so good. But I could also do the same to the rest of the players.
“I’m keeping focused and not getting carried away but I’m getting closer.
“I thought today could be a test if Graeme had came back at me as I’ve never been in that position when I had a nine or ten frame lead cut to three or four so I knew I had to finish it quickly.”
Judd led 7-1 after the opening session, 11-5 after the second session before breaks of 67 and 78 sealed the victory. He is on good form after his win at the China Open last month.
“Without that win in Beijing, I wouldn’t have played that well but my confidence is building and building all the time,” said Trump.
“Now it’s just one table so I have the whole crowd to entertain rather than just half of it so I’m going to enjoy it.
“A lot of the top players are getting a bit older and there’s more gaps for people to come through.
“With more tournaments this year I’ve started to fulfill that but there are still other young players coming up.
“The older players want to teach you a lesson and put scars on you for the future but I just need to keep winning and keep the freshness.
“It will be hard if I fall behind and will be a bit daunting but I’m a good enough player to cope with that and to keep going.
“I’ve got a lot of fans out there and a lot of people are enjoying the snooker. They can see I’m enjoying myself and that’s a big help.”