Trump bandwagon keeps rolling

11 February 2019 07:59:20 EST

Judd Trump is determined to keep up the good work after securing a third tournament victory inside the last three months by claiming the World Grand Prix title.

Left-hander Trump was in a rich vein of form heading the Cheltenham, having won both the Northern Ireland Open and The Masters in recent times.

You don't want to let up when you are winning, you just want to keep it going and win as many tournaments as possible.

Judd Trump

And the Bristolian continued his run of success by defeating Ali Carter 10-6 in the final, having beaten both Mark Selby and Barry Hawkins earlier on in the tournament.

Trump felt he had been pushed to play very near his best by Carter and was delighted to have come through and landed a tenth career ranking title.

He told World Snooker: "I'm over the moon to win my third big title in one season and I'm very happy with how I played in the final.

"Ali pushed me all of the way. His safety play was as good as I have faced for a while, so I had to be at my best.

"I think just sheer hard work and practice is paying off. You don't want to let up when you are winning, you just want to keep it going and win as many tournaments as possible."

Trump will be hoping to carry his good from all the way to the Crucible in Sheffield, with a first World Championship title his ultimate aim.

He reached the final back in 2011, where he was beaten 18-15 by John Higgins, while he made it to the last four in both 2013 and 2015.

Trump is 7/2 to win the World Championship this year, with three-time champion Selby priced at 13/2 and five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan 11/4.

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