Englishman Judd Trump has a real chance of claiming his first World Championship title at the Sheffield Crucible after winning six consecutive frames to beat Ding Junhui.
Having won the 2019 Masters earlier this year, the 29-year-old Bristolian is currently the bookies’ favourite and faces Scotland’s Stephen Maguire today in a much anticipated quarter final match up.
Four time winner John Higgins also booked his quarter final place with a win over the 2015 winner Stuart Bingham. Higgins will be hoping to cause an upset later today when he faces another tournament favourite, Australia’s Neil Robertson.
England’s Ali Carter also fought back from 5-1 and 9-7 down against Zhou Yuelong to earn a spot facing fellow Englishman Gary Wilson. Carter, who has Crohn’s disease and has beaten cancer twice, will make his sixth career appearance in the quarter finals.
After world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan lost in the first round before defending champion Mark Williams bowed out in the second round, the field has been left open for an unexpected competitor to take advantage.
Full quarter final updates are below as the day’s snooker unfolds:
Kyren Wilson (Eng) 1-0 David Gilbert (Eng)
Ali Carter (Eng) 1-0 Gary Wilson (Eng)
Neil Robertson (Aus) v John Higgins (Sco)
Judd Trump (Eng) v Stephen Maguire (Sco)
Kyren Wilson (Eng) v David Gilbert (Eng)
Ali Carter (Eng) v Gary Wilson (Eng)