Judd Trump cruises to victory in the China Open

Trump became the eight different player to win an eight major ranking competition this year.

Judd Trump cruises to victory in the China Open
Judd Trump wins his third competition of the season, the China Open his first major (photo: Getty Images)

Judd Trump was the form player going into his final with Ricky Walden in Beijing and he rounded off an excellent week with a resounding 10-4 victory.

Trump fights back after a shaky start

World number 10 Walden actually got off to the better start as he took the first two frames to give himself a minor advantage. A 71 break in the opening frame wore off any rustiness, before he scraped a 63-53 win in the second to lead 2-0. 

Judd Trump got himself belatedly off the mark with a third frame win, but Walden hit back with the highest break of the match at 108, to lead 3-1. It was the only century of the final to end a competition that has seen surprising little triple figure combinations.

Walden was in the driving seat and would have fancied himself to go into the interval with an advantage, but Judd Trump all of a sudden woke up as he won the next four frames. A 90 break in the fifth frame was to be his highest of the match, as he ended the first session with a 5-3 lead, despite Walden being presented with plenty of time at the table.

Eight consecutive frames takes the title away from Walden

That little run at the end of the first session seemed to knock Walden as he failed to put a decent break together, despite scoring 146 points in the next four frames. Yet Trump succeeded in all of those encounters as he progressed with an eight frame streak to lead 9-3 and go within one frame of the title.

Walden struck back with a consolation frame in the thirteenth frame after a 64 break, but the writing was on the cards as Trump sealed the trophy with a 59 break in the final frame of the match.

Trump now finds himself going into the World Championships as the form player in two weeks time, in what has been an inconsistent season in terms of form from all of the sport's finest. Rarely has the final competition of the season been so open, though Trump's latest success will fill him with confidence.