/Trump advances after first-round scare

Trump advances after first-round scare


Judd Trump
Judd Trump became only the second player to reach 100 century breaks in a season against Tom Ford

Defending world champion Judd Trump survived a first-round scare to edge past Tom Ford on day one of the rearranged 2020 World Championship.

Qualifier Ford raced into a 3-0 lead and was 5-4 ahead going into the evening session at The Crucible.

However, Trump raised his game and claimed six of the next nine frames to seal a 10-8 win in Sheffield.

Trump will now face China’s Yan Bingtao or fellow Englishman Elliot Slessor in the second round.

In Friday’s other first-round matches, 2015 champion Stuart Bingham edged to a 5-4 lead over Ashley Carty in their best-of-19 encounter.

China’s Ding Junhui took a 5-4 lead over England’s Mark King, while Scotland’s Alan McManus came from behind to lead Welsh three-time champion Mark Williams 5-4 on his first appearance at The Crucible since 2016.

McManus, 49, is also the oldest player to feature in the main draw since Steve Davis reached the quarter-finals on his final appearance at the age of 52 in 2010.

More to follow.

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