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szdaily -> Sports
Trump crashes out of UK Championship
    2017-December-6  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

JUDD TRUMP became the latest big-name casualty at this year’s Betway U.K. Championship after he was dumped out at the third-round stage by veteran Graeme Dott.

Former world champion Dott, now down at 30 in the world rankings, reeled off six consecutive frames to win 6-2 and set up a fourth-round meeting with fellow Scot Stephen Maguire.

With Trump, reigning champion Mark Selby and Ding Junhui all crashing out in the early rounds, Ronnie O’Sullivan is the top-ranked player left in the competition.

Dott kept his nerve after a blistering start by Trump, in which he made breaks of 93 and 78 to win the two first frames and looked set for an easy session.

Dott told worldsnooker.com: “You’ve got to try and attack Judd and that is what I did at every chance. I just felt so comfortable out there, it’s nice to be back playing on TV.

“I get asked the same questions like ‘are you still playing snooker?’ by people like the delivery men and I say ‘yeah I’m still playing, still trying.’ So it’s nice to show people that I can actually play the game.”

Mark Allen, Joe Perry, Lyu Haotian, Maguire and Ryan Day were also among the round-three winners on day seven in Yorkshire.

China’s world number 82 Lyu caused a major upset with a 6-4 victory over world number seven Marco Fu, Scotland’s Maguire saw off 2015 finalist Liang Wenbo 6-5, while Day won a thrilling final-frame decider against fellow Welshman Mark Williams.

Williams, 42, whose victory in last month’s Northern Ireland Open was his first ranking event success in almost seven years, looked set to progress after making a fine century to lead 4-1.

But he then had to play with a new tip and Day got back to 4-4 then leveled again at 5-5 before winning a tense decider thanks to his sixth break of more than 50 in the match.

“A victory like that only gives you confidence,” said Day.

“Mark is one of the best players ever to play the game.”

The last time the top three seeds were out by the third-round stage was in 2007, when John Higgins, Peter Ebdon and Dott were all beaten.(SD-Agencies)

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