Trump hammers Murphy 10-3 to win China final

Snooker
Trump hammers Murphy 10-3 to win China final

World champion Judd Trump put in a commanding performance to beat Shaun Murphy 10-3 in the International Championship final in China.

Trump knocked in a 104 break on the way to a 5-0 lead before Murphy took three of the last four frames of the afternoon session to trail 6-3.

The new world number one then took the opening four frames of the evening session to secure victory.

The win in Daqing netted the 29-year-old the 175,000 first prize.

The tournament was Trump's first since he won the world title in May gave him his 12th ranking event victory of his career.

"After the World Championship, it was always going to be difficult," said 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."

Trump replaced Ronnie O'Sullivan as world number one earlier this week to return to the top of the rankings for the first time since March 2013.

Also in Snooker

Selby hammers Gilbert to win English Open

Selby hammers Gilbert to win English Open

Snooker
Mark Selby produced a dominant display to thrash David Gilbert 9-1 in the English Open final in Crawley.England's world number five opened up a 5-0 lead before compatriot Gilbert, ranked
English Open: Mark Selby beats Mark Allen 6-5 in semi-final

English Open: Mark Selby beats Mark Allen 6-5 in semi-final

Mark Selby won the final three frames of his English Open semi-final against Mark Allen to edge out the Northern Irishman 6-5 in Crawley.England's world number five Selby led 3-1
O'Sullivan knocked out of English Open by China's Mei

O'Sullivan knocked out of English Open by China's Mei

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is out of the English Open after a 4-3 fourth-round defeat to China's Mei Xiwen in Crawley.A 134 break helped O'Sullivan move into a 3-2
English Open: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats China's Yuan Sijun in Crawley

English Open: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats China's Yuan Sijun in Crawley

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan edged past 19-year-old Chinese player Yuan Sijun in the second round of the English Open in Crawley.Yuan, ranked 48th in the world, held a 3-1
Maguire out of English Open in first round

Maguire out of English Open in first round

Scotland's Stephen Maguire lost 4-0 to Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the first round of the English Open.World number 14 Maguire reached the semi-finals in 2018 but only scored 62 points
'Every day in Crawley is a day lost in my life' - O'Sullivan still critical of English Open venue

'Every day in Crawley is a day lost in my life' - O'Sullivan still critical of English Open venue

Ronnie O'Sullivan has reiterated his criticism of the Crawley venue used to stage the English Open.The world number two survived a potential shock first-round exit as he beat former roofer
O'Sullivan and Bingham scrape through at English Open

O'Sullivan and Bingham scrape through at English Open

World number two Ronnie O'Sullivan survived a scare before securing his second-round place at the English Open with a 4-3 victory.World number 105 Jamie O'Neill needed only one more frame
Robertson drives to the wrong Barnsley and has to forfeit match

Robertson drives to the wrong Barnsley and has to forfeit match

Former world champion Neil Robertson had to forfeit his World Open qualifier on Friday - because he drove to the wrong Barnsley.The Australian, who lives in Cambridge, accidentally set his