China Open snooker: Judd Trump loses to Iranian world number 76 Hossein Vafaei

Hossein Vafaei
Hossein Vafaei made two century breaks in his victory over defending champion Judd Trump

Defending champion Judd Trump was knocked out of the China Open as he lost 5-3 to Iranian world number 76 Hossein Vafaei in the quarter-finals.

Vafaei, 22, won the first two frames and made a century break in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead before world number two Trump, 27, hit back to level.

But Vafaei made a superb break of 106 in the seventh frame before edging the eighth to secure victory.

He will face Mark Williams in his first ranking semi-final.

Williams saw off fellow former world champion Shaun Murphy 5-1.

World number one Mark Selby was a 5-1 winner against Stephen Maguire to set up a meeting with Kyren Wilson, who beat China's Ding Junhui by the same score.

Saturday's semi-final draw

Hossein Vafaei v Mark Williams

Kyren Wilson v Mark Selby

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