Trump on O’Sullivan, Austria and rankings

Teenage sensation Judd Trump has been speaking to following his breakthrough tournament in Glasgow last week…

To read what he has to say in full, plus find out how you can watch him live at an exhibition at the Keynsham Snooker Centre on Friday 31st October, please click here. Judd’s quotes in full are:

On his Grand Prix run:

“I have gained a lot of confidence from the week,”

“Against Joe, it was the first time I had won on television so that was a big thing for me.

“Then there was a lot of pressure in the quarter-final, just because it was against Ronnie. He is probably the best ever to play the game so the pressure was massive, especially in the last frame, but I came through it.

“I felt confident of beating John in the semi-final, especially after coming back from 4-1 down to 4-4, but he played well in the last couple of frames to win it.

“But it was a good week. I held myself together against Ronnie and I fought back well against John so I know I can compete against the best players. I am not going to be scared of playing anyone.”

On his invitation to the Austrian Open pro-am event this weekend:

“I got the phone call just after getting through to the semi-final,”

“I was on television three times last week so more people will have seen me.

On this ranking ambitions:

“My aim for the season is to qualify for a few more events, move up the rankings and get into the top 20. I played pretty well in Glasgow but I need to keep my safety tight and work on my break building if I want to get to more semi-finals and finals.”