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Snooker news – Judd Trump hammers Mark Selby, Ali Carter whitewashes Xiao Guodong

Trump hammers Selby, Carter whitewashes Xiao
By Eurosport

08/02/2019 at 21:36Updated 09/02/2019 at 12:27

Judd Trump made light work of world number one Mark Selby with a 5-1 victory in the World Grand Prix quarter-finals on Friday.

Breaks of 77 and 86 allowed Masters winner Trump to race into a 3-0 lead before Selby pegged one frame back.

However, the three-timed world champion was no match for Trump, who reeled off the win with a 102 and 72.

Trump will face Barry Hawkins in the last four after he beat Kyren Wilson 5-2 in the second afternoon match.

Hawkins’ last ranking tournament victory came at the World Grand Prix two years ago, and after a disappointing season to date – having reached just one semi-final before Friday – he is now two matches away from his fourth rankings title.

A perfect start saw Hawkins record a 134 in the opening frame before moving 3-0 up.

Wilson struck back to trail 3-2 but another century of 116 moved Hawkins clear before he won an edgy seventh frame.

In the late match on Friday, Ali Carter booked his place in the final with a blistering performance, defeating Xiao Guodong 6-0.

The Captain raced out of the blocks notching breaks of 54, 99 and 71 to take the opening three frames. He then knocked in a 126 break to make it 4-0, a total of 382 points without reply.

He won the fifth on a re-spotted black and then wrapped up the sixth to seal an emphatic victory.

WORLD GRAND PRIX

FIRST ROUND (best of seven frames)

Monday, February 4

7pm

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan 2-4 Marco Fu
  • Mark Allen 4-2 Gary Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins 4-1 Ryan Day
  • Stuart Bingham 4-1 Zhao Xintong

Tuesday, February 5

1pm

  • Martin O’Donnell 3-4 Ali Carter
  • Jimmy Robertson 3-4 Mark Davis
  • Mark Williams 3-4 Yuan Sijun
  • Neil Robertson 3-4 Xiao Guodong

7pm

  • Joe Perry 3-4 Tom Ford
  • Stephen Maguire 4-1 Mark King
  • Judd Trump 4-3 Stuart Carrington
  • Jack Lisowski 1-4 Ding Junhui

Wednesday, February 6

1pm

  • Mark Selby 4-1 Shaun Murphy
  • John Higgins 2-4 Noppon Saengkham
  • David Gilbert 4-0 Yan Bingtao
  • Kyren Wilson 4-3 Matthew Stevens

LAST 16 (best of seven frames)

7pm

  • Xiao Guodong 4-1 Mark Davis
  • Tom Ford 2-4 Judd Trump
  • Stephen Maguire 2-4 Yuan SiJun
  • Barry Hawkins 4-1 Marco Fu

Thursday, February 7

1pm

  • David Gilbert 4-0 Ding Junhui
  • Ali Carter 4-1 Mark Allen
  • Kyren Wilson 4-0 Stuart Bingham
  • Mark Selby 4-2 Noppon Saengkham

QUARTER-FINALS (best of nine frames)

7pm

  • Ali Carter 5-1 David Gilbert
  • Xiao Guodong 5-4 Yuan Sijun

Friday, February 8

1pm

  • Mark Selby 1-5 Judd Trump
  • Kyren Wilson 2-5 Barry Hawkins

SEMI-FINALS (best of 11 frames)

7pm

Ali Carter 6-0 Xiao Guodong

Saturday, February 9

7pm

Judd Trump v Barry Hawins

FINAL (best of 19 frames)

1pm

Ali Carter v Trump/Hawkins

7pm

Ali Carter v Trump/Hawkins

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