Trump wins, King dominates

Judd Trump

Judd Trump

JUDD Trump blitzed his way into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 13-7 win over Marco Fu.

The world number three just needed an hour of the evening session to book his place in the last eight – winning all four frames played.

Leading 9-7 from the morning session, it looked as if the Bristol star could be in for a nervy and tense evening against this year’s German Masters finalist.

But Trump took the match away from the Hong Kong star by winning the frames he needed to in quick fashion.

Trump won the evening’s first frame after clearing from the final red before quick-fire breaks of 81 and 53 put him on the verge of victory at 12-7.

And he clinched victory when Fu failed to capitalise on his chances and when he failed to escape a tough snooker on the last red it proved his final shot as Trump dished up to seal the win.

Now in the last eight, Trump is showing the kind of form which saw him win the International Championship this season and the UK Championship in 2011.

The win also helped bury Trump’s agonising second round defeat in the competition last year when Ali Carter came back from 12-9 down to beat him.

And tonight’s other match saw China’s Ding Junhui, now considered a major contender for the title following Mark Selby’s exit, struggle against an impressive Mark King as the latter surged to an overnight 6-2 lead.

King, who beat Mark Allen in the first round, made a terrific start in his bid to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship for the first time winning the first three frames of the match.

But Ding then showed his quality with two century breaks of 107 and 114 either side of the mid-session interval to make it 3-2.

Those centuries were to be the only joy for Ding as King responded in strong fashion winning the next three frames and out-played his opponent on the safety exchanges.

With several top seeds in the bottom of half of the draw, King has a decent chance of causing another surprise and knocking out another top seed in Ding. The match resumes Sunday afternoon.

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