Neil Robertson meets Judd Trump in International Championship final

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Venue: Chengdu, China
  • Date: Sunday 28 October to Sunday 4 November
  • Schedule: Matches at 06:30 and 11:30 GMT

Coverage: Live scores and reports on BBC Sport website

Neil Robertson will meet Judd Trump in the final of the inaugural International Championship after a 9-5 victory over Shaun Murphy.

The Australian trailed 3-1 early on, but eased to a comfortable victory in Chengdu, China.

Robertson's route to final

Last 32: 6-3 v Ryan Day

Last 16: 6-2 v Matthew Stevens

Quarter final: 6-2 v Lu Haotian

Semi final: 9-5 v Shaun Murphy

"Shaun played a lot of good safety so I'm just happy to have got the better of him," said Robertson.

The 30-year-old will now meet world number one Judd Trump, with the winner collecting £125,000.

The final will see the climax to the richest tournament ever staged in Asia, and the joint second-richest ranking event on the annual calendar, behind the World Championship.

Robertson, the world number eight, reached his first ranking event final in China thanks to an impressive win over 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy.

He fought back from two frames behind to lead 5-3 in the first session, compiling a tournament-best break of 142 on the way.

Trump's route to final

Last 32: 6-3 v Fergal O'Brien

Last 16: 6-0 v Aditya Mehta

Quarter final: 6-5 v Mark Allen

Semi final: 9-1 v Peter Ebdon

He led 7-5 at the interval of the evening session, but looked in danger of losing the 13th frame when Murphy produced a snooker on the blue.

However, a mistake on the safety allowed Robertson to take the frame, with the left-hander then swiftly wrapping up the match.

Robertson said he was proud of his achievements so far, but was wary of Trump, who secured his place in the final with a 9-1 thrashing of Peter Ebdon.

"To be in my first final in China is a really proud moment for me," he told the World Snooker website. 

"Judd has changed his game, he doesn't go for as many shots as he used to and his safety has improved.

"He is number one in the world now so he's full of confidence. He's fantastic for the game and he has fun and enjoys his life, as he should do. Hopefully it will be a great match."