Quarter-final draw takes shape as World Snooker Championship continues in Sheffield
Judd Trump won six frames in a row to secure his place in the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
Trump raced into a 5-1 lead against Ding Junhui before his opponent hit back to go 9-7 in front.
But Trump, now the bookies’ second favourite to win the tournament, claimed victory in style by winning six frames in a row.
In the battle of former Crucible champions, four-time winner and last year's runner up John Higgins leads 2015 champion Stuart Bingham 11-10.
Kyren Wilson made a great comeback to beat Barry Hawkins 13-11.
Ali Carter, a two-time finalist, also reached the last eight by coming from behind to beat Zhou Yuelong of China 13-9.
Carter had fallen 5-1 and 9-7 behind after the first two sessions, seeing Zhou make two centuries, but won six frames in a row to advance.
Qualifier Gary WIlson booked his place in the last eight by beating world number two Mark Selby 13-10, while Neil Robertson was in fine form to secure a 13-6 victory over 2005 winner Shaun Murphy.
Stephen Maguire saw off amateur James Cahill, who had beaten world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan in the first round, in a final frame decider.
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Defending champion Mark Williams also crashed out in the second round, losing 13-9 to David Gilbert.
Williams was taken to the Northern General Hospital between sessions after complaining of chest pains.
Quarter final draw:
David Gilbert vs Kyren Wilson
Gary Wilson vs Ali Carter
John Higgins/Stuart Bingham vs Neil Robertson
Judd Trump vs Stephen Maguire
The quarter-finals will be played over Tuesday and Wednesday.