Judd Trump booked his place in the Masters semi-finals with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Neil Roberson. The world number five secured the deciding frame with his fourth century, the sixth of the match.
Trump started the match well, racing to a 2-0 lead thanks to a 104 break in the second frame. But the Australian fought back taking the next two frames, including a tournament high 139, to draw level at the interval.
Trump responded well to the set back though, making 105 and 78 to restore his two frame cushion. only for number three seed Robertson to recover again. Trump bettered Robertson’s earlier break with a 140 to make it 5-4, but was again pegged back by the former World Champion. But a break of 129, started off by an audacious red in to the middle pocket, saw Trump through to Saturday’s semi final against Barry Hawkins.
The other semi final will see Ronnie O’Sullivan, returning to competitive snooker after a nine month absence, take on the winner of tonight’s quarter final between John Higgins and Stuart Bingham.