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Trump has won each of his last 10 meetings with King

Judd Trump looks to maintain his dominant record against Mark King when the pair collide in the English Open quarter-finals on Friday.

We can certainly expect to see plenty of fireworks at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Bonfire Night, with six of the world’s top 16 and four World champions on display.

Reigning English Open champion Trump has now won each of his last 11 matches at this tournament, and he will be confident of continuing that run against King.

Indeed, the Ace has won each of the 10 previous meetings between the left-handers, with King’s only victory coming in their first-ever encounter at the 2008 UK Championship.

This is the former Northern Ireland Open champion’s best-ever performance at the English Open, having never previously progressed beyond the third round.

One of only 13 previous winners of Home Nations titles, the world number 54 is appearing in his second such quarter-final; the only previous occasion seeing him go on to lift the Alex Higgins trophy five years ago.

Meanwhile, Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins are set to appear in the 128th ranking event quarter-finals of their illustrious careers.

English Open champion in 2017, the Rocket was runner-up at three Home Nations tournaments last term, and continues his quest to get back into the winner’s enclosure against Luca Brecel.

The former China Championship winner is appearing in his first Home Nations quarter-final, having never previously ventured beyond the second round of this event.

As for Northern Ireland Open runner-up Higgins, he once again locks horns with Masters champion Yan Bingtao.

The Scotsman prevailed when they met in the semi-finals in Belfast last month, but the Tiger has come out on top in all three of their previous quarter-final encounters.

In another mouth-watering clash, world number four Neil Robertson faces world number five Kyren Wilson.

Both former English Open finalists, they will be aiming to go one better this year.

Wilson has won each of the three previous encounters; all of which have been in quarter-finals.

Play gets underway at 12pm GMT on Friday with all matches contested over the best of nine frames at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.


English Open 2021 Quarter-Finals Schedule

Friday November 5


Judd Trump v Mark King

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Luca Brecel

Neil Robertson v Kyren Wilson
John Higgins v Yan Bingtao