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Trump and Selby both progress to set-up blockbuster semi-final

Trump and Selby both progress to set-up blockbuster semi-final
By Eurosport

08/08/2019 at 11:42Updated 08/08/2019 at 20:18

New world number one Judd Trump and three-time world champion Mark Selby will meet in the semi-finals of the International Championship after they both won their quarter-finals.

Trump raced into a 2-0 lead against Tom Ford and went into a 3-1 lead at the interval.

However he was pegged back by the world number 26 after the break as he got it back to 4-3 but Trump moved to within one of victory thanks to a fortunate kiss on a long red.

Video - 'Oh you lucky boy!' - Trump enjoys slice of luck against Ford


World champion Trump wrapped up victory with a three frame advantage as he looks to win his first ranking tournament as the new number one.

On the other table Selby also went into a 3-1 lead against Gary Wilson at the interval and like Trump he also benefited from a major slice of luck on a long red as he went 4-2 ahead.

Video - Selby lucks out with incredible fluke on red


However Wilson dug in and he eventually forced a decider against Selby thanks a break of 126.

An outrageous kiss on the pink after potting the blue set Selby up beautifully in the final frame and a break of 83 gave him victory.

Video - Kiss benefits Selby in deciding frame


In the later quarter-finals. Mark Allen beat Ding Junhui 6-3 while Shaun Murphy downed Graeme Dott 6-4.