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Turkish Masters Snooker 2022 | Day Four Preview and Order of Play

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Comeback king Ding Junhui stuns Robert Milkins at the Turkish Masters

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Terrific Judd Trump turnaround denies Liang Wenbo at the Turkish Masters

Judd Trump gets his Crucible campaign under way (Photo by George Wood/PA Images)

The Second Round action continues at the 2022 Turkish Masters on Thursday as the star names aim to remain in contention for the inaugural title.

Four players have already booked their place in the Last 16 of the new £500,000 ranking tournament, leaving a further 12 places up for grabs on Day Four of the Turkish Masters.

Jack Lisowski secured his place in the Second Round in dramatic fashion on Wednesday and returns to the baize to face former German Masters champion Martin Gould.

Lisowski recovered from 4-2 down to edge out Martin O’Donnell 5-4 on the final black in the deciding frame, while Gould also denied David Grace in a decider and is chasing down a first ranking Quarter-Final appearance of the season.

The stand-out tie of the morning session features a show-down between multiple ranking event winners Kyren Wilson and Ding Junhui.

Wilson, the number four seed, thrashed Tian Pengfei 5-1 in his opener and will be eyeing a strong run this week after early exits in his three most recent ranking tournaments.

Ding, meanwhile, has tumbled to 32nd in the world rankings after missing a number of ranking events this season but started well here by recovering from 4-1 down to defeat Robert Milkins in a decider.

Two-time ranking event semi-finalist Lu Ning faces 18-year-old talent Wu Yize, while 2021 Welsh Open champion Jordan Brown meets former Shoot Out winner Thepchaiya Un-Nooh – who knocked out Stephen Maguire in the Last 64.

The afternoon session features a clash between former World Champion Shaun Murphy and former European Masters champion Jimmy Robertson.

Murphy, who has reached only one ranking Quarter-Final so far this season, whitewashed Lyu Haotian 5-0 in his opener, while Robertson overcame Cao Yupeng 5-2 and already has two ranking Semi-Finals under his belt this term.

Former Masters champion Yan Bingtao continues his quest for a second ranking title with a tie against British Open semi-finalist Elliot Slessor, while 2007 Welsh Open runner-up Andrew Higginson faces Oliver Lines – who edged out Xiao Guodong 5-4 in his opener.

The evening session features a stand-out tie between 22-time ranking event winner Judd Trump and 2016 English Open champion Liang Wenbo.

Trump, who defeated Chris Wakelin 5-3 on Wednesday despite no half century breaks, remains in hot pursuit of a first ranking title of the season and is making a swift return to action following his defeat to Joe Perry in the Welsh Open final on Sunday.

Liang, semi-finalist in the recent European Masters, has lost his last six consecutive meetings with Trump since beating him in the final of the 2016 English Open to claim his maiden ranking title.

Elsewhere, 2003 UK Champion Matthew Stevens looks to kick on from his First Round win over fellow Welshman Mark Williams when he faces four-time ranking event winner Ali Carter – who reached the Last Eight of the recent Welsh Open.

Reigning Scottish Open champion and UK Championship runner-up Luca Brecel takes on two-time ranking event finalist Zhao Yuelong in another tussle, while 21-year-old Chinese prospect Yuan SiJun plays former China Open quarter-finalist Sam Craigie.

The action gets under way from 8am GMT, with Second Round ties to be contested over the best of nine frames.


Turkish Masters 2022 Day Four Schedule of Play

All times GMT (local time three hours ahead)

Thursday March 10

Second Round

Wu Yize v Lu Ning
Jack Lisowski v Martin Gould
Jordan Brown v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Ding Junhui v Kyren Wilson

Andrew Higginson v Oliver Lines
Yan Bingtao v Elliot Slessor
Hossein Vafaei v Jak Jones
Jimmy Robertson v Shaun Murphy

Matthew Stevens v Ali Carter
Yuan SiJun v Sam Craigie
Zhou Yuelong v Luca Brecel
Liang Wenbo v Judd Trump