Trump to face Fu, tips Robert­son for snooker ti­tle

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Judd Trump will play Hong Kong’s Marco Fu in the sec­ond round of the World Cham­pi­onship fol­low­ing his 10-6 win over Stu­art Car­ring­ton on Thurs­day.

Trump, the 2011 fi­nal­ist, led 7-2 overnight and although made to work harder than fore­cast on Thurs­day he still fin­ished the match with a cen­tury break.

“I’m just go­ing to fo­cus on my own game,” Trump told the BBC. “There’s ob­vi­ously a year.

“My re­sults have shown that I’m play­ing some good stuff, I felt like I played well over the past two days.

“There’s ob­vi­ously a few things I need to work on but other than that I feel very con­fi­dent.”

How­ever, asked who was the fa­vorite for this year’s tour­na­ment, Judd steered clear of tip­ping mul­ti­ple world cham­pion Ron­nie O’Sul­li­van and went for Australia’s

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of an­tic­i­pa­tion

this Neil Robert­son, the 2010 win­ner, and ti­tle- holder Mark Selby.

“In my eyes, I think Neil’s prob­a­bly the un­der­dog,” Trump said.

“I think Neil’s fa­vorite to win the tour­na­ment. Neil and Mark are go­ing to be the tough­est two.

“Ron­nie is ob­vi­ously a good player but I’m con­fi­dent of beat­ing any­one.”

Shaun Mur­phy, the 2005 cham­pion and cur­rent Masters ti­tle holder, com­pleted a 10-3 win over Fin­land’s Robin Hull.

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