SHEFFIELD: Former World Champion and the world number three Judd Trump defeated his Scottish counterpart Anthony McGill 13-11 to move into the last-eight of the ongoing World Snooker Championship, here on Tuesday.
The 2019 champion Trump, who faced Scotland’s McGill in the second-round fixture, defeated the latter by 13-11 in the Best of 25.
The second-round fixture between Trump and McGill turned out to be a see-saw battle. Both cueists engaged in a tough competition with McGill pulling ahead and Trump levels and vice versa. The scores remained tied at 5-5 till the 10th frame.
The former champion Trump then decided to gear up as he took the lead (8-5) by winning three consecutive frames and pushed McGill on the back foot.
McGill, on the other hand, did not hold back and responded swiftly by winning the 14th frame and cutting the lead to 8-6 only for Trump to restore and extend his lead to four frames advantage by winning back to back frames 10-6.
The Scottish cueist McGill then dominated Trump in the next seven frames as the 17th-ranked player won five out of them to cut the latter’s lead to just one 12-11.
Trump, however, did not panic and held his nerve calm to win the hard-fought 24th frame of the match to secure a magnificent victory 13-11.
With this second-round triumph, the 2019 champion Trump will be up against the 2015 champion Stuart Bingham in the quarter-finals.
McGill scored three centuries, while Trump scored two. The former scored the best break of match 129, which came in the fourth frame.
COMPLETE RESULTS OF ROUND 2
Yan Bingtao 13-10 Mark Selby
Mark Williams 13-3 Jackson Page
Stuart Bingham 13-9 Kyren Wilson
Judd Trump 13-11 Anthony McGill
Jack Lisowski 13-12 Neil Robertson
John Higgins 13-7 Noppon Saengkham
Stephen Maguire 13-9 Zhao Xingtong
Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-4 Mark Allen