JUDD TRUMP has said he is on a mission to win his first World Championship title following his dramatic win over Shaun Murphy in the quarter-finals.
The Bristol star reached the last four stage in thrilling fashion beating Murphy in a final frame decider to set up a semi-final clash against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
The match will be Trump’s second World Championship semi-final of his career after reaching the final two years ago.
And the world number three said he was relishing the challenge of playing The Rocket and was one of a few amount of players who believe they could beat him.
“I am here to win the tournament and nothing less than that will do for me,” he said.
“Only a certain amount of players have got the self belief that they can beat Ronnie and I am one of them. Hopefully I can go out there and scare him. I think my best is just as good as his. I need to prove that, he has proved it over the years whereas I haven’t. I am not scared of the name.”
In their eleven previous matches between each other, it is Judd who shades the head-to-head battle with six wins for Trump as opposed to O’Sullivan’s five.
The last time the pair met in a major ranking event was back in the Welsh Open quarter-final in 2012 which O’Sullivan won 5-3.