Judd Trump targets World Mixed Doubles glory with Ken Doherty’s conqueror Ng On Yee

World number two Judd Trump revealed he faces a ‘different kind of pressure’ as he prepares to team up with three-time women’s world champion Ng On Yee for the World Mixed Doubles in Hong Kong.

Yee recently made headlines after defeating former world champion Ken Doherty 4-3 to qualify for the British Open. 

The 32-year-old also got the better of Wu Yize last season and took another former world champ in Shaun Murphy to a deciding frame.

When asked about teaming up with Yee, Trump told World Snooker Tour: "It brings a different type of pressure. You don't want to let your partner down. I'm hoping that I don't let her down.

"This is a new event and we want to be the first pair to win it. I think with my potting, her safety and her potting we will have a good chance to win

"Hopefully she keeps up the form she had beating Ken when she plays with me. It was an amazing win to beat Ken, I know he is coming to the end of his career but he is still a great player.

"I've seen a bit of her recently and she looks like she is putting the work in. Each time I see her, she seems like she is improving. I think she is spearheading the women's game at the moment and managing to get the wins against the men. It is a brilliant draw for me."

Trump also believes that the event could act as a catalyst for enhancing female participation in the sport.

He added: "It gives them a chance to get their names out there. Especially considering what has been happening in other sports. It will be good for women sat at home to hopefully be inspired.

"It would be great to have strength in depth with the women's game and a ranking list down to 128 that can compete with the men. It's something new for everyone.

"Any time there is a new format, or a new event, it is very exciting for the sport. For ITV to be getting involved is good, it is good for women's snooker and it is good for the men. It should be a fun event, but we will all want to win it when we are there."

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