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Judd Trump is the WSIC 2019 Champion and the World n°1!

11 August 2019 No Comment

Judd Trump won the 2019 International Championship, beating Shaun Murphy by 10-3 in the Final. The tournament was played in Daqing, China, from August 4, 2019 to August 11, 2019. It was Judd’s first “outing” since he won the World Championship last May. In reaching the quarter finals, he also secured the Number 1 spot in the rankings. He’s now World Champion and World n°1. Congratulations Judd!

Here are excerpts from the report by Worldsnooker

Sunday 11 Aug 2019 01:46PM
World Champion Judd Trump produced a scintillating display to beat Shaun Murphy 10-3 and win the International Championship in Daqing.

The blistering nature of Trump’s victory stamps home his current dominance of the sport. The 29-year-old was equally impressive in a 9-4 demolition of three-time World Champion Mark Selby in the semi-finals. Trump compiled 12 centuries in total across the week. This is the 12th ranking event victory of his career.

The Ace in the Pack had already secured a return to the world number one spot, deposing Ronnie O’Sullivan by reaching the quarter-finals. It is the first time he has topped the world rankings since March 2013. His place as world number one will now be solidified further after picking up the £175,000 top prize.
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“After the World Championship it was always going to be difficult,” said world number one Trump. “I went away and prepared as a World Champion should do. It is very easy to get a little bit carried away after wining at the Crucible and to drop off a little bit. So to get my foot back on the gas and win in the first event shows just how hard I’ve worked in the off season.

“You never know what is around the corner. I could go out early at the Shanghai Masters and go through a bad period. As long as I keep preparing how I have done, putting in the work and being mentally right out there then there is no reason why I can’t keep winning. Sooner or later everyone has a bad spell. Hopefully mine isn’t for another ten years.”

Jack Lisowski lost in the last 64, Ali Carter and Luca Brecel in the last 32, Neil Robertson and Liang Wenbo in the last 16. This is in fact a good result for Liang who has been struggling badly for some time now. Getting that far made sure of his spot at the Shanghai Masters next September.

You will find all detailed results on snooker.org

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