Judd Trump and Neil Robertson in big trouble in World Championship quarter-finals

The world’s top two players face a mountain to climb if they are to progress further in this year’s World Championship.

Both reigning world champion Judd Trump and world number 2 Neil Robertson will have to comeback from behind if they are to reach the semi-finals of snooker’s famous competition starting tomorrow (Wednesday).

Trump, who has struggled in each round of the competition so far, is 10-6 behind against world number 8 Kyren Wilson – meaning his hopes of defending the World Championship crown currently are in jeopardy.

And Australian Neil Robertson had a day to forget against three-times world champion Mark Selby trailing 11-5 ahead of the pair’s final session this morning.

Judd Trump is the reigning world champion. Picture by Monique Limbos

The first day of the World Championship also saw big surprises with five-times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-2 behind against an impressive Mark Williams, who won the famous trophy two years ago.

And Kurt Maflin – one of the stars of this year’s Championship for his shock wins over David Gilbert and John Higgins – had a nightmare session against Anthony McGill trailing 7-1 and left with it all to do.

Main Images: Monique Limbos

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