World Snooker Championship 2013: Trump levels Murphy match

Judd Trump

Judd Trump came from 8-3 down against Shaun Murphy to level their World Championship quarter-final at 8-8 after Tuesday's opening two sessions.

The 23-year-old from Bristol, who won the UK Championship in 2011, took the final five frames of the day.

Trump's fightback included breaks of 118 and 93 as he took the momentum back from 2005 world champion Murphy in the best-of-25-frame match.

On the other table, Kent's Barry Hawkins leads China's Ding Junhui 9-7.

Murphy started the evening's play 6-2 up and took the first frame to extend his lead before Trump hit back with a 108-0 scoreline in the 10th.

Essex-born Murphy took the next but Trump's run of five unanswered frames left both men needing five more for a place in the Crucible semi-finals.

The match on the other side of the divide remains in the balance.

Hawkins led 7-3 and 8-4 but Junhui's run of 72 in the final frame means the twice UK champion faces only a two-frame deficit when play resumes on Wednesday.

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