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Judd Trump is in fine form

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ByTom Bennett
05/03/2019 at 19:50 | Updated 06/03/2019 at 11:57

Judd Trump delivered a masterful performance at the Players Championship, beating Jimmy Robertson 6-0 in the first round.

Trump, started 2019 off by winning The Masters, began proceedings with a century break in the opening frame and followed up with breaks of 71, 50 and 104 to take a four-frame lead into the interval.

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And it didn't take Trump long to finish the job, taking the final two frames to cruise to victory in emphatic fashion, ending proceedings with a break of 115 - his highest of an excellent individual performance.

Earlier on Tuesday, world champion Mark Williams was at his fizzing best as he beat Ali Carter 6-2. The Welshman produced two big breaks, one of 118 and another of 131, en-route to an impressive win.

Williams' entertaining style was on full display as the Welsh Potting Machine finished with a shot time of just 19 seconds across the eight-frame encounter.

Neil Robertson also picked up a win on Tuesday, beating Joe Perry 6-3. The pair alternated frame wins to make it 2-2, but breaks of 107 and 101 saw Robertson take control as he turned on the class after the interval to win the best-of-11 match with two frames to spare.

And in the final match of the evening, Jack Lisowksi survived a Kyren Wilson fightback to win 6-4.

Players Championship Results

Round One

Monday March 4

  • Mark Allen (1) 6-2 Stephen Maguire (16)
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (5) 6-4 Barry Hawkins (12)

Tuesday March 5

  • Neil Robertson (3) 6-3 Joe Perry (14)
  • Mark Williams (6) 6-2 Ali Carter (11)
  • Judd Trump (2) 6-0 Jimmy Robertson (15)
  • Kyren Wilson (7) 4-6 Jack Lisowski (10)

Wednesday March 6

  • David Gilbert (8) v Stuart Bingham (9)
  • Mark Selby (4) v John Higgins (13)

Round Two

Wednesday evening

  • Jack Lisowski (2) v Judd Trump (10)
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