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Trump strolls into World quarters

 

By John Stevenson

Judd Trump has secured his place in the World Championship quarter-finals by beating Welshman Ricky Walden 13-9.

World No.4 Trump sealed a last-eight clash against four-time winner John Higgins with a final-frame clearance of 103.

The pair were locked at 8-8 overnight, but Trump won five of their six frames yesterday with the help of three half-century breaks.

World No.27 Walden won yesterday's opening frame to edge 9-8 ahead, but Trump took the next five with runs of 66, 70 and 66 before finishing with his fourth century in the last.

China's Ding Junhui earlier sealed his place in the last-eight by completing a 13-4 win against Anthony McGill.

The World No.3, who had built a commanding 12-4 overnight lead, won the opening frame in yesterday's morning session and will play Barry Hawkins in the last-eight.

Ding was in fine form against McGill, compiling three century breaks and five half-centuries on Sunday before sealing the deal yesterday.

He had raced into an 8-0 lead in a one-sided morning session on Sunday and never relinquished control.

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen has already booked his last-eight clash with Kettering's Kyren Wilson.

Ali Carter, who knocked out Ronnie O'Sullivan, will play Mark Williams.

Two-time champion Williams led Bristolian Robert Milkins 10-6 going into last night's session before winning 13-7.

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