Judd Trump on road to Rocket


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Judd Trump takes on Graeme Dott in the second round of the China Championship on Friday.

If Trump can overcome the 2006 world champion he could face off against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the next round on Saturday.

The 27-year-old former world number one, currently ranked at three, appears to be in good form in Guangzhou after a comfortable 5-2 first-round victory over Daniel Wells.

Trump knocked in a 105 and managed three other breaks over 50 in his win over Wells.

The seven-time ranking event winner appeared set to hit a 147 at one stage but missed the 13th black and had to settle for a 97.

Trump leads the head-to-head with Dott 6-3 but the Scot is the kind of player that can frustrate the Bristolian.

Trump is 1.25 to claim the win and Dott can be backed at 4.00.

The Englishman has a good record in China however, and will be confident of mounting a bid for the trophy if he manages to overcome Dott – regardless of who he faces in the next round.

Trump has claimed three of his seven ranking event wins on Chinese soil, having landed the China Open twice and the International Championship once, and should be able to get past Dott to set up that potential showdown with ‘The Rocket’.

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