Snooker: Trump ready for O'Sullivan test
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Judd Trump demonstrated all of his battling qualities yesterday
to secure a Masters quarter-final match against Ronnie O'Sullivan
The 22-year-old (right) fought back from 3-2 down to clinch an impressive 6-3 victory over Stuart Bingham, this season's Australian Open winner, in the first round at Alexandra Palace. After his win, last month's UK Championship winner admitted he is going to have to raise his game by 50 per cent if he is going to beat O'Sullivan for a second successive tournament.
"It's always a special occasion when you play Ronnie in any tournament, especially because you never know how long he's got left in the game," Trump said. "You've got to enjoy every moment. You have to play your best. The first time I ever played Ronnie I was a bit scared and I felt the pressure, but now he's just another player."
In last night's session, the current World No 6 Shaun Murphy, the former world and UK champion, eased to a 6-2 victory over Martin Gould to join Trump in the quarter-finals.
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