World Championship: Judd Trump beats Ding Junhui

Judd Trump
A break of 66 was enough to seal victory for Judd Trump
World Championship
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 18 April-4 May
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World number six Judd Trump completed a crushing 13-4 win over Chinese third seed Ding Junhui to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship for the third time.

The 25-year-old Englishman did the damage in the first two sessions, building leads of 6-2 and 12-4.

He needed just one more frame in the final session and a break of 66 allowed him to advance.

"If I play like I did, then I won't get beaten," said Trump.

Ken Doherty, former world champion
"Judd Trump is playing immaculately - he made four centuries in the match and is playing the best snooker I've ever seen him play. He's in with a really big shout now to win this tournament. But he's only halfway there."

"To keep that up for another five days is going to be extremely hard. This tournament is all about consistency. I have to keep doing it," he added.

Barry Hawkins will take an 8-7 lead over Australia's former champion Neil Robertson into Wednesday's evening session at 19:00 BST.

The Englishman had been pegged back from 7-3 to 7-7 before edging through the longest frame of the tournament at 72 minutes, as the session ended a frame earlier than planned.

Trump goes on to play Ronnie O'Sullivan or Stuart Bingham in the last four, with Bingham leading five-time champion O'Sullivan 5-3 when their quarter-final resumes at 14:30 BST.

"I don't fear Ronnie but if he plays at his best, he is tough to beat," said Trump. "But if I play at my best, I can match him."

Trump emerged on the scene in 2011 after winning the China Open and reached the World Championship final that year, losing out to John Higgins.

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Since then, he has won three more ranking tournaments and is now a major contender for this year's world title.

He was full of confidence against Ding in a repeat of their 2011 semi-final, taking his chances when in among the reds and making four centuries.

"I played some good stuff," Trump added. "I put a lot of pressure on him from the start and there is big pressure when someone goes 6-0 up."

Ding, 28, has only made one semi-final in nine visits to the Crucible and fell short once again.

"I played good, I didn't feel pressure even at 6-0 down," said Ding. "I don't think there is much pressure but with Judd playing so well, it makes it a little bit harder.

"Judd played really well. I had my chances but he kept going and kept potting and left me on my chair.

"He is playing the best snooker he can. I have not seen him play like that for a few years, probably since 2011."

Judd Trump and Ding Junhui
Trump repeated his 2011 semi-final win over Ding to return to the last four

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