Zhiyuan World Open: Judd Trump beats Higgins while Thepchaiya Un-Nooh defeats Kyren Wilson

Judd Trump in action in his semi-final win
Judd Trump in action in his semi-final win

Judd Trump held off a late charge from John Higgins to reach the final of the Zhiyuan World Open in China.

Trump won a tense deciding frame after Higgins fought back from 5-2 down to level the match.

Higgins potted the first red of the decider but missed a tricky black along the top cushion.

Trump, who made 55 before playing safe, secured a final date with Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh after Higgins missed a pink to the centre pocket.

The world number one will be aiming for his sixth title within the past year on Sunday and the 13th of his career with a £150,000 top prize on offer.

Un-Nooh came from 4-1 and 5-3 down to beat Kyren Wilson 6-5 and guarantee his best ever pay day of 75,000.

Wilson had several match-winning chances in the closing stages but could not take advantage against the world number 37.

"I won't sleep tonight and I can't eat," Un-Nooh told worldsnooker.com after his dramatic win.

"Before the game I couldn't eat. I have lost weight this week."

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