Judd Trump takes a 7-1 quarter-final lead over Stephen Maguire to Wednesday
Judd Trump takes full control of the quarter-finals of the World Championship against Stephen Maguire
Tuesday evening sessions at the Crucible saw David Gilbert Kyren Wilson lead 10-6, while Ali Carter fought back to track Gary Wilson 9-7 while she
Previously, Trump had started a clearance of 131 and added a series of 67, 106, 78 and 101 ready for a 5-0 lead against a shell-startled Maguire, who pocketed only seven balls in the first five frames
Judd Trump is in charge of his quarterfinals World Cup match with Stephen Maguire
After winning the last six frames in a row to beat Ding Junhui in the second round, Trump extended his unbeaten point to 12 by erasing the remaining colors when Maguire missed a tough brown to the yellow pocket in frame six.
Maguire, who had survived final decisioners in the first and second rounds, entered the scoreboard in the following round, but still missed a crucial brown in frame eight and Trump made the most of his chance to win a 7-1 to get overnight lead.
The second session starts on Wednesday afternoon and Trump needs six more frames to reach the semifinals with saving a session.
Gary Wilson, meanwhile, continued to try to keep Carter at bay in the evening session after he had started again with 5-5.
Carter, a two-time Crucible runner-up, took the next frame with a break of 102 and clawed another one back in the 10th to level things up
A relentless Trump produced three-century breaks in the space of five frames to move forward
Wilson, however, regained his calm back in front, and a fine 134 cleanup reopened the gap, before Carter claimed to trail a crucial final frame of the evening session by just two.
At the other table, Kyren Wilson, a 13-11 winner against Barry Hawkins in the second round, had to dig deep to keep in touch with Gilbert, who knocked out defending champion Mark Williams. match produced only three century breaks, Wilson made a clearance of 138 to take the 11th frame – only for Gilbert responded with 102 before further runs of 72, 58 and 60 over the last three frames kept him up to Wednesday & # 39; s conclusion.
In the remaining quarter-final, four-time champion John Higgins dug deep to end the opening session level at 4-4 against the 2010 winner, Neil Robertson.
Pauses of 58 and 91 helped Robertson in a 3-1 lead, but Higgins showed his distinctive tenacity to narrow his deficit by winning to a 56-minute fifth frame.
And although such a bounce.
Robertson won the next to restore his two-frame advantage, after which the cushions were cleaned after complaints from both players about some inconsistent bounces. saw Higgins leave his position during a break of 28, he won the seventh frame and produced his highest pass of the match, 73, to also claim the eighth.