Judd Trump continues strong form with whitewash win in UK Championship

Judd Trump’s fine run of form continued on Tuesday after completing an impressive 6-0 win on the opening day of the UK Championship.

The Bristol Ace has now won eight matches in a row following his Northern Ireland Open success earlier this month.

Trump, who won the UK Championship in 2011, made breaks of 128, 69, 50 and 113 in a whitewash victory over amateur player David Lilley.

But the world number five admitted after the match that he could have played even better.

Judd Trump. Picture courtesy of Monique Limbos

“I got a bit of luck and the scoreline was flattering,” he said.

“I just wanted to get through the first round so I can get into the tournament.

“When you win a tournament then you start the next one in the first round you are a bit deflated and you’re trying to get up for it again.”

Trump will face Welshman Dominic Dale or Gerard Greene from Northern Ireland in the next round.

This year’s World Championship semi-finalist Kyren Wilson also enjoyed an emphatic 6-0 win in his first round clash against Andy Lee.

Wilson made breaks of 55, 51, 94, 50 and 101 and will face either Mike Dunn or Allan Taylor in the next round.  

Elsewhere, world number 102 produced the biggest shock of the day after he came back from 5-3 down to knock out world number 30 Ricky Walden.

Jones made breaks of 98 and 114 to recover to 5-5, then took a tense decider by clearing from green to pink.

Robert Milkins enjoyed a 6-1 win over Sanderson Lam while Michael Holt saw off Chen Zifan by the same scoreline.

Earlier in the day Ding Junhui and Neil Robertson managed comfortable wins and Jack Lisowski was in impressive form winning his opening match 6-1.

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