Judd Trump has been tipped to embark upon a new era of domination after he swept John Higgins aside in the World Championship final.
<p>The 29-year-old Bristolian secured a thumping 18-9 victory over Higgins, who has now lost three World Championship finals in a row. Trump in is blistering form this year and he is up to second in the world rankings following his latest triumph. Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry believes his dazzling victory against Higgins could herald “a new era of dominance from one player”.</p><p>“His all-round game is incredible,” Hendry told <a href="https://www.bbc.com/sport/snooker/48181533" target="_blank" title="BBC Sport">BBC Sport</a>. “He has dominated John Higgins in every department and John is someone who goes down in history as one of the best all-round players in the game. Judd’s performance in the final has been one of the most dominant I have ever seen. He did the same to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Masters final and it shows that we could be in for an era of dominance from one player.”</p><p>O’Sullivan remains the world number one, but he crashed out in the first round of the World Championship at the hands of amateur James Cahill. O’Sullivan is the 3/1 (4.0) favourite with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> to win the UK Championship later this year, but Trump is now just behind at 7/2 (4.50) Both men are joint 7/2 (4.50). The 2019/20 season begins tomorrow and Trump will bid to justify Hendry’s praise and dominate the campaign. He became the first player in history to earn more than £1 million in 2018/19 and he carries a great deal of momentum into the new season.</p>