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Trump triumphs in Australian Goldfields Open

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Trump in the World Championships earlier this year (Getty Images)

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ByEurosport
06/07/2014 at 13:23 | Updated 06/07/2014 at 14:06

Judd Trump has won his first world ranking title in almost two years by beating Neil Robertson 9-5 in the final of the Australian Goldfields Open.

This is the fourth ranking title of 24-year-old Trump's career, and the first since the 2012 International Championship in China - when he also beat Robertson in the final.

Trump dominated after an evenly-split first six frames, taking the last two frames of the afternoon session, then moving 6-3 ahead in the first frame of the concluding session.

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He secured frame 10 in three scoring turns at the table, and went on to score 101, his eighth century of the tournament, to lead 8-3.

Robertson hit back in frame 12 and won the next with a break of 109, closing to 8-5 and giving himself a glimmer of hope, but Trump wrapped it up.

The native player accepted defeat in an amusing manner, by throwing in an actual towel over a poised Trump before the Bristolian could sink a simple pink to confirm the crucial frame.

For the second year in a row Robertson was beaten into second place, having lost in the final to Marco Fu last time round, but nonetheless has regained the world number one ranking from Mark Selby.

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