Judd Trump out as Matthew Selt dominates world number two at UK Championship in round three
Former world number one Judd Trump was the victim of an upset at the 2021 UK Championship when he lost 6-3 to Matthew Selt in the third round on Tuesday afternoon. You can stream the 2021 UK Championship live and on demand on discover+ and watch all the action live via Eurosport and at eurosport.co.uk
'Another stunner' - Selt shocks Trump in huge UK Championship upset
'Oh my goodness!' - Trump nails outrageous long pot
The 2019 world champion looked in good touch as he moved into a 2-1 advantage but a missed red at 41-0 ahead in the fourth frame was pounced upon by Selt as he squared the match again.
That miss looked even more costly as Selt won both frames after the mid-session interval with breaks of 55 and 60.
Trump didn’t pot a ball in either frame and let Selt in again when he failed to get close with a long red in the seventh frame.
'Trump will be kicking himself' - White and McManus react to shock Selt win
However, Selt couldn’t take advantage and Trump did enough to take the frame and cut the lead to one.
Selt then hit back to take a tight 62-49 victory in the eighth frame, before a remarkable 128 break secured the win.
Speaking after his loss, Trump said: "I was just poor really, c*** from the start to the finish. It always seems to be the same in this venue, I always struggle here, for what reason I don’t know.
"The tournament just seems to take so long and I can’t seem to get up for it. I just felt flat.”
Later on Tuesday world number eight Stephen Maguire was admonished 6-0 by world number 40 as the seeds continued to struggle in York.
'The result is massive' - Selt jubilant after beating Trump in big upset
Later on Tuesday Luca Brecel emerged a 6-0 winner against 2004 UK Championship winner and current world number eight Stephen Maguire.
The win means that Ronnie O’Sullivan is the only former winner left in the draw after the exits of Trump, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, John Higgins and Neil Robertson.
World number 40 Brecel ran in only one break in excess of 50 – and that came in frame two – but a combination of an out-of-sorts Maguire, the rub of the green and the run of the balls saw the Belgian through to the round of 16.
You can stream the 2021 UK Championship live and on demand on discovery+ and watch all the action live via Eurosport and at eurosport.co.uk