TRUMP AND ROBERTSON CRASH OUT IN CRAWLEY
“I’m trying to play a bit quicker, you can see that in some of the breaks I am knocking in. I’ll give it my all tonight.”
Neil Robertson is also heading out of Crawley after a 4-0 reverse against world number 52 Zhao Xintong, who made breaks of 68 and 71. The 22-year-old is one of five Chinese players in the line up for the last 16, which will be played on Thursday evening.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is yet to find top form this week but he booked his fourth-round spot with a 4-1 defeat of Hossein Vafaei. Iran’s Vafaei took the opening frame on a respotted black but O’Sullivan won the next four with top breaks of 55, 52, 60 and 56.
China Championship winner Shaun Murphy kept up his hopes of winning back-to-back ranking titles as he beat Fan Zhengyi 4-0 with a top break of 69.
Mark Selby top-scored with 77 in a 4-2 win over Michael Holt while Mark Allen made a 72 in a 4-1 defeat of Louis Heathcote.
China’s 17-year-old Si Jiahui continued his superb run with a 4-0 win over Zhou Yuelong, making breaks of 92 and 78.
Ricky Walden came from 3-1 down to beat Michael Holt 4-3, making a 63 clearance in the deciding frame.
Xiao Guodong edged out Jack Lisowski 4-3 while Tom Ford made a 124 in a 4-3 win over Kyren Wilson.
There were also wins for David Gilbert, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Barry Hawkins, Gary Wilson, Tian Pengfei and Mei Xiwen.
Last 16 line up, from 7 pm Thursday
Si Jiahui v Tian Pengfei
Tom Ford v Shaun Murphy
Zhao Xintong v David Gilbert
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Ricky Walden
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Mei Xiwen
Xiao Guodong v Mark Selby
Mark Allen v Barry Hawkins
Gary Wilson v Lee Walker
Source: World Snooker