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Judd Trump edges Ding Junhui to set up semi-final with Mark Williams

Trump edges Ding to set up semi-final with Williams
By Eurosport

03/02/2018 at 09:06Updated 03/02/2018 at 11:25

Judd Trump completed a 5-3 win over Ding Junhui in the German Masters quarter-finals to secure a meeting with Mark Williams in the last four in Berlin.

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Trump enjoyed breaks of 140, 51, 64, 57 and 57 to secure his progress with Ding contributing 51, 67 and 62 as he recovered from trailing 4-1 to 4-3 behind before world number three Trump sealed his progress with a timely double on the pink in the eighth frame.

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“I was ahead and cruising,” said Trump.

“I went in off after going into the pack in the fifth frame and then I thought it was going to be the same as the Masters. The balls went scrappy, I lost the next two frames and I was under it. I was so pleased to get through in the end.”

Northern Ireland Open winner Mark Williams will face Trump on Saturday afternoon at the Tempodrom after his 5-3 win over world number 37 Jimmy Robertson.

Williams opened with knocks of 57 and 89 for a 2-0 lead only for Robertson to restore parity at 2-2 with a run of 76 in the fourth frame.

The match moved to 3-3 before two-time world champion Williams won the final two frames to progress.

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Xiao Guodong opened up 4-0 lead over Graeme Dott, but the 2006 world champion rallied to level at 4-4 to force a decider he would win for a rousing 5-4 success.

Shaun Murphy completed a 5-4 victory over Ryan Day to secure a meeting with Dott.

The pair were tied at 3-3 before a 130 run from Day saw him move within a frame of victory, but Murphy won the last two frames to progress.

Quarter-finals (Best of nine frames)

  • Jimmy Robertson 3-5 Mark Williams
  • Ding Junhui 3-5 Judd Trump
  • Ryan Day 4-5 Shaun Murphy
  • Graeme Dott 5-4 Xiao Guodong

Semi-finals on Saturday (Best of 11 frames)

  • 1pm
  • Shaun Murphy v Graeme Dott
  • 7pm
  • Mark Williams v Judd Trump
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