World number one Judd Trump opened the defence of his German Masters title with a comfortable 5-1 victory against Mark Davis.

Trump was in action for the first time this year after he was forced to miss the Masters following a positive Covid-19 test.

But the 31-year-old made light work of world number 45 Davis to cruise into the last 16 and a meeting with Joe Perry, who earlier saw off Duane Jones.

Trump secured breaks of 57, 78, 68 and 52 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes as he bids to become the first player to successfully defend the German Masters title.

"I felt a little bit out of touch," Trump told World Snooker Tour following his first outing of 2021.

"I haven't been at an event for over month. I felt a bit rusty and it kind of showed with a few easy mistakes messing up on 50 and 60.

"It is something I am going to have tighten up, but other than that it was quite solid and I am happy to get the win."