Mark Selby and Judd Trump enjoy huge wins at German Masters
Mark Selby stormed to a 5-0 win in his opening match of the German Masters, the world number one Steven Hallworth in fine style.
Selby conceded just 41 points over the course of the five frames to make it into the second round at the Tempodrom in Berlin.
Next up for Selby is Stephen Maguire, who also enjoyed an easy win as he beat Ken Doherty 5-1, the Scot in desperate need of a good run at the tournament to fight his way back into the top 16.
"I felt good and didn’t miss many easy balls," said Selby, who also admitted that his opponent had clearly not been at his best in what was a rare TV appearance.
"I remember the first time I played on TV I was a nervous wreck, I couldn’t get used to the cameras being there and I missed ball after ball," said Selby.
"Steven was a but like that today. He’ll learn from it and push on, he’s only 20 so he’s got time on his side.”
In the evening session, Judd Trump pulled off a 5-0 win over Ali Carter to reach the last 16, rattling through the match in under an hour and a half and recording breaks of 109, 92 and 80.
"It’s nice to cruise through in the first round,” said Trump
"I feel as if my game is there, I need to just keep putting myself in the right situation in the later stages of tournaments...
"I’m always inconsistent, I play great one day then struggle the next. I need to find the consistency that Neil Robertson showed when he won two titles in a row before Christmas.”
Trump faces Zhang Anda in the next round, the Chinese star beating Alfie Burden 5-0.
Graeme Dott also enjoyed a thumping win, crushing China's Tian Pengfei 5-0, making a century break to wrap the match up with a flourish.