Shanghai Masters: Judd Trump & John Higgins lose in first round

Judd Trump

Judd Trump joined the surprise first-round exits at the Shanghai Masters as he lost 5-2 to Dominic Dale.

A 100 break put Trump 2-1 ahead, but 42-year-old Welshman Dale bounced back and runs of 57, 103 and 95 sealed a last 16-place.

Four-time world champion John Higgins went down 5-4 to Ryan Day, the day after Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten.

Day's compatriot Mark Williams completed a good day for Wales with a 5-4 victory over Barry Hawkins.

Williams pinched the decider after the 2013 World Championship runner-up had racked up 144 in the eighth frame.

Day also edged a tight affair, having trailed 4-2 before breaks of 55, 102 and 77 in successive frames saw him beat the struggling Scot, who has not reached a major semi-final for more than a year.

Ken Doherty set up a first-round clash with reigning world champion Mark Selby by beating Chinese amateur Huang Jiahao 5-3 in their wildcard tussle.

China's Ding Junhui defeated Englishman Jack Lisowski 5-1 while Zhao Xintong and Fergal O'Brien were also victors on the second day of the week-long ranking tournament, which carries a first prize of £85,000.