Neil Robertson faces Judd Trump in Australian Open final

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson
Judd Trump faces Neil Robertson - the man who knocked him out of this year's World Championship

World number six Judd Trump will face home favourite Neil Robertson in the final of the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Englishman beat China's Xiao Guodong 6-3 in his semi-final, while Robertson eased past world number 17 Mark Davis 6-2.

Trump compiled breaks of 114, 101 and 94 as he overcame world number 23 Xiao.

"The standard is so high now it's hard to get to finals," said Trump, who has won three ranking titles.

World number two Robertson, 32, reached his second consecutive ranking event final after winning China's Wuxi Classic last Sunday.

Most ranking event victories
Stephen Hendry (Sco)36
Steve Davis (Eng)28
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)26
John Higgins (Sco)25
Mark Williams (Wal)18
Ding Junhui (Chi)11
Neil Robertson (Aus)10
Jimmy White (Eng) 10

He has continued his perfect start to the snooker season and will move into joint sixth on the list of all-time winners of the most ranking event titles if he claims the Australian Openexternal-link - going level with Ding Junhui on 11.

Robertson moved into an early 3-0 lead and was always ahead of Davis, the 41-year-old from Sussex, making breaks of 100 and then 75 in the last two frames.

Left-handed Trump - who won the UK Championship in 2011 - has beaten Ricky Walden, Alan McManus and Rory McLeod on his way to the final.

He is aiming to win his first ranking title since the 2012 International Championship in China, where he beat Robertson 10-8 in the final.

However, Trump was beaten by Robertson 13-11 in the quarter-finals of this year's World Snooker Championship. after leading 11-8.

Trump told "Neil and I have had a lot of very good games; he's a tough opponent who doesn't give you chances so you have to score heavily when you get them. The early part of the match is going to be key."

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