Shanghai Masters: Mark Allen beats Judd Trump 6-1 to make semi-finals

Mark Allen is sixth in the world rankings
Allen had to come from behind to beat Wenbo

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen compiled five breaks of over 50 as he beat world number one Judd Trump 6-1 to make the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

The Antrim man raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to breaks of 63 and 62 and, after extending his lead, Trump replied with a 109 to make it 3-1.

Breaks of 55, 73 and 69 saw Allen take victory and book a last-four clash with former world champion Shaun Murphy.

Neil Robertson beat Barry Hawkins 6-2 in their quarter-final on Thursday.

Robertson moved 4-0 ahead, before Hawkins recovered to 5-2, but a 60 in the final frame saw the Australian progress.

Robertson, who also had breaks of 115, 73 and 68, will face Ronnie O'Sullivan or Kyren Wilson in the semi-finals. Hawkins put together runs of 114, 99 and 57.

Allen, ranked seven in the world, had defeated Liang Wenbo 6-5 on Wednesday to make the quarter-finals of the Invitation event, but was delighted to bring Trump's 13-match winning streak to an end.

"It is very satisfying to beat the world number one by any scoreline," said Allen after his success.

"I made a few mistakes but Judd missed a few balls he wouldn't normally miss and overall I felt like I played the better snooker.

"A 13-match winning run has to come to an end at some point and to beat him and bring that to an end is a proud moment for me.

"To be playing consistently at the high level he has been for so long speaks volumes for where his game is."

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