Judd Trump said, not wrote:Judd Trump reaches his first ranking final with victory over Shaun Murphy
Judd Trump admitted he was delighted to prove his critics wrong as he reached his first ranking event final.
Trump, 21, beat former World Champion Shaun Murphy 6-1 in the opening semi-final at the Bank of Beijing 2011 World Snooker China Open.
"It feels brilliant," said Trump. "It has been five or six seasons and finally I've done it.
"Every year that I've not got to a final there has been more and more pressure put on me.
"A lot of people started to doubt me and saying bad things like I'm over-hyped but hopefully that will prove a lot of people wrong.
"It does hurt and you start to doubt yourself and if you're actually that good. But I've come back stronger and just tried to prove everyone wrong.
"It's hard to keep away from seeing the criticism and there's always going to be one or two that don't want you to do well, but on the other hand there are many people that do.
"I've had a lot of support and people telling me to just wait and now it's finally come.
"I've always known I could do it and my family have known and everyone close to me has known, it's just taken longer than I thought."
Trump was ranked 25th in the world before this event but is now pushing to be in the top 16 for the first time ever.
He has enjoyed his best ever run as he has beaten Marco Fu, Mark Davis, Peter Ebdon and now Murphy, with a match against either Mark Selby or Ding Junhui to come in the final.
"I've not seen Mark so far in this tournament so I can't judge how he's playing but Ding looks good and played so well to come back after being 4-1 down against Kurt Maflin.
"It would be an unbelievable atmosphere against Ding but it would be easier playing Mark. Not because he's any less of a player, but because the crowd wouldn't be against me as much."
Murphy, who was aiming to become the first player to win consecutive ranking events since Ronnie O'Sullivan won two competitions in the spring of 2003, was disappointed to fall at the semi-final hurdle.
"I just didn't play well and I had chances in almost every frame," said Murphy.
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