Shanghai Masters – Day 5 Summary

The Crucible Curse Strikes AgainThe Crucible Curse Strikes Again

 

Defending champion Stuart Bingham book a place in the semi-final against Judd Trump, Mark Allan will play Kyren Wilson.

Reigning world champion Stuart Bingham beat Martin Gould 5-4 in the quarter-final after a great drama at the Shanghai Masters.

Gould won three of the first four frames of the match, scoring break of 59 in frame one to lead 3-1 before the mid-session.

Bingham won the fifth frame with a run of 88 before Gould claimed the sixth frame increasing the lead to 4-1 to be one frame away from a first ever Shanghai Masters semi-final.

But the world #2 showed once again his top snooker qualities, winning three consecutive frames to seal the match and book a place in the semi-final.

“I’m over the moon to get through because Martin outplayed me,” Bingham said after the win. “I just hung in there and got the result.”

“I’ll have to improve to stand a chance to beat Judd. I’m not playing 100 per cent but I’ve got the grit and determination to get through matches.”

Judd Trump cruised into Shanghai Masters

Judd Trump cruised into Shanghai Masters semi-final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump Cruised into the Shanghai Masters Semi-Final

Bingham’s semi-final opponent, Judd Trump eased to a 5-1 victory over former world champion Mark Williams in the quarter-final match.

Trump was in control throughout the match, scoring breaks of 79 and 51 to place a second Shanghai Masters semi-final.

Although the victory Trump felt he was a little off the pace following a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Matthew Selt the previous night.

“We both struggled today,” said Trump, who won the Australian Goldfields Open and World Grand Prix last season.”

“The table wasn’t very reactive so hopefully when we go down to one table tomorrow the standard will be better.”

He added: “I pinched a lot of frames – it could have been 5-1 the other way. I had a bit of luck in the first couple of frames.”

“I didn’t get much sleep after a late finish last night so maybe that’s why I didn’t play well today. It’s always exciting to get down to one table and hopefully I can kick on.”

Home favorite Ding Junhui surprisingly lost his quarter-final match to Kyren Wilson 4-5, Wilson will meet Mark Allan who defeated Mark Davis 5-1.

 

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