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Terrific Judd Trump continues blistering form at Shanghai Masters as O'Sullivan and Higgins also advance

Trump means business in Shanghai this week (credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Judd Trump is yet to drop a frame at the 2017 Shanghai Masters following a comprehensive 5-0 whitewash of Luca Brecel in the quarter-finals, while Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and Jack Lisowski completed the Last-Four line-up.

The world number three has now won 20 frames without reply at the Shanghai Grand Stage, as he added Brecel and Stephen Maguire to his list of victims this week.

After closing out his victory over Maguire with breaks of 80 and 108, runs of 92, 66, 114 and 87 saw the two-time finalist comfortably dispatch Brecel and avenge the 4-0 defeat suffered against the China Championship winner at last week’s Champion of Champions.

Trump, who was runner-up here in 2012 and 2015, marched through to the semi-finals, where he will play good friend Lisowski for a place in Saturday’s showpiece.

The world number 44 recovered from 4-2 down to see off Mark Allen 5-4 earlier in the day, before a 5-3 success over Kurt Maflin means that he will appear in the Last Four of a ranking event for the first time.

Elsewhere, O’Sullivan dropped just a single frame on Thursday as he set up another showdown with Higgins.

The Rocket whitewashed Barry Hawkins 5-0 in the Last 16, before putting Mark Williams to the sword 5-1 in the quarter-finals after the Welshman had eliminated World champion Mark Selby earlier on.

Higgins secured another meeting with O’Sullivan, who was a comprehensive 6-0 winner in their clash in Coventry last week, as he followed up a 5-2 success over home favourite Liang Wenbo by sweeping Martin Gould aside 5-1.

Shanghai Masters 2017 Results


Thursday November 16

Third Round

59 Mei Xiwen 2-5 Kurt Maflin
60 Mark Allen 4-5 Jack Lisowski
61 Graeme Dott 4-5 Luca Brecel
62 Stephen Maguire 0-5 Judd Trump
63 John Higgins 5-2 Liang Wenbo
64 Martin Gould 5-2 Marco Fu
65 Barry Hawkins 0-5 Ronnie O'Sullivan
66 Mark Williams 5-3 Mark Selby

Quarter-Finals

67 Kurt Maflin 3-5 Jack Lisowski
68 Luca Brecel 0-5 Judd Trump
69 John Higgins 5-1 Martin Gould
70 Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 Mark Williams


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