Judd Trump beaten by Alan McManus at International Championship

Judd Trump

Defending champion Judd Trump was knocked out in the first round of the International Championship by Alan McManus in Chengdu, China.

The world number three, 24, lost 6-5 to Glaswegian McManus, 42, ranked 48th.

There were further upsets as world number five Stephen Maguire and sixth-ranked Shaun Murphy also departed.

Maguire lost 6-3 to world number 91 Kyren Wilson and Murphy was beaten 6-4 by world number 35 David Gilbert, but Neil Robertson and Mark Selby both won.

Australian Robertson, the world number one, overcame Englishman Alex Davies 6-4 while number two Selby whitewashed Scot Jamie Burnett 6-0.

Ding Junhui, up to four in the world after winning the last two ranking events, overcame fellow Chinese player Cao Yupeng 6-5 in a final-frame decider.

But wildcard entry Jimmy White was beaten 6-2 by world number seven Barry Hawkins.

Trump, who also lost in the first round of his last ranking event, at the Shanghai Masters last month, told World Snooker: external-link"He [McManus] played well and that's just the way it's going at the moment.

"I haven't had a great season so far. Everyone seems to play well against me. A bit of luck here and there can make the difference and there were a couple of times today when Alan got away with bad shots, and I didn't.

"I prepared well for this tournament and tried my best so I'm disappointed to lose."

McManus said: "I was behind a few times but there was never more than a frame in it. There was a lot of good stuff, Judd played well in patches and I was hanging on and chasing him.

"I was glad to get a couple of chances in the last frame."

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