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Trump shows no mercy as he puts one foot into last-four at Crucible

 

Judd Trump
Judd Trump

By Phil Casey

A ruthless Judd Trump produced three centuries in the space of five frames as he took command of his World Championship quarter-final against Stephen Maguire in Sheffield.

Trump began with a clearance of 131 and added breaks of 67, 106, 78 and 101 to race into a 5-0 lead against a shell-shocked Maguire.

Trump added another before Maguire got on the scoreboard in the next, but he lost the final frame of the session to trail 7-1 ahead of today's resumption.

Gary Wilson had earlier reeled off five frames in succession to gain the upper hand against Ali Carter, while Kyren Wilson and David Gilbert were locked together at 4-4 after the opening session of their quarter-final.

In the remaining last-eight tie, four-time champion John Higgins dug deep to end the opening session level at 4-4 against 2010 winner Neil Robertson.

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