Judd Trump admits to being 'tired and sleepy' during narrow victory over Chris Wakelin

After competing in the Welsh Open last week, Judd Trump faced a quick turnaround to be ready for the Turkish Masters, where he secured a narrow victory over Chris Wakelin in the round of 64.

Trump was forced to work hard for his second round victory in the Turkish Masters, with England's Chris Wakelin applying pressure to the former world champion.

The 32-year-old enjoyed a dominant 5-0 victory over Michael Georgiou in round one, but found it much tougher against Wakelin in Antalya.

The duo went back and forth throughout the match, setting up a tense eighth frame with Trump leading 4-3.

A number of high quality saftey shots from Trump eventually sealed the victory, despite Wakelin hitting an impressive 113 break during the match.

After booking his spot in the final 32 of the Turkish Masters, Trump admitted to feeling "sleepy and tired", after enduring such a quick turnaround from the Welsh Open last week.

In the next round, Trump will come up against China's Liang Wenbo, who made his way to the final 32 after a superb 5-2 victory over Welsh Open champion Joe Perry.

Joe Perry at the Welsh Open

Successive breaks of 73 put Liang in control, and the 34-year-old kept his composure to see off Perry at the Nirvana Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Elsewhere in the tournament, Ukraine's Iulian Boiko lost 5-1 to Andrew Higginson, while Ali Carter beat Jamie Jones by the same score and Jak Jones edged out Mark Allen following a decider.

John Higgins continued his impressive campaign with a 5-0 victory over Michael Holt and Si Jiahui was in similarly dismissive form to knock out Tom Ford following a 5-1 win.

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