World number one Judd Trump lifts his 13th ranking title with a 10-5 win over Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the final of World Open 2019 in Yushan, China.
Trump beat Sam Craigie, Liang Wenbo, Joe Perry, Michael Holt, John Higgins and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh on his way to victory.
World number one was feeling the pressure after losing three frames in a row to Thepchaiya Un-Nooh but he regained the momentum in convincing style.
Thepchaiya also gifted a frame to Trump as he was forced to forfeit after failing three times to hit a red despite being able to see one.
“I’m very happy, I didn’t play that well all week, I won a lot of close games 5-4 and 6-5, and then I played better today. I have worked very hard this season to try to replicate what I did last season. I try to enjoy myself every time I come to China.” said Trump.
Un-Nooh said: “I feel disappointed about my performance, it was a bad day for me. I made a lot of mistakes and gave Judd chances. When I was 7-1 down I had no hope. The frame I lost with three misses, I don’t know why I did it, I felt stupid. Last night I din’t go to sleep until 3am. There was a lot of pressure because it was my first big ranking final and there were two million fans in Thailand watching me.”
Bristol’s 30-year-old Trump claimed the top prize of £150,000. He has now won 13 ranking titles. This is his sixth title within the past year.