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Saturday, December 12, 2020, 19:25
China's Li stuns world No1 Trump to reach Scottish Snooker Open semis
By Xinhua
Saturday, December 12, 2020, 19:25 By Xinhua

LONDON - Li Hang of China edged world No 1 Judd Trump 5-4 to reach the semifinals of the Scottish Snooker Open on Friday.

Li, world No 37, had only reached the last four of a ranking event once before in his career. But the 30-year-old held his nerve to oust Trump, who has 19 ranking titles.

Li, world No 37, had only reached the last four of a ranking event once before in his career. But the 30-year-old held his nerve to oust Trump, who has 19 ranking titles

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"I was quite nervous towards the end. My hand started shaking, but I have experienced some quite big tournaments in the past years and I tried to settle myself down to get over the line," Li told the World Snooker Tour website.

"I cannot believe that I have got a win over Judd. He is at his peak and he keeps winning. I knew I was the underdog, but I feel really relieved now," said Li.

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Li will face six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semifinals as the world No 2 held off China's Ding Junhui 5-4 in the quarterfinals.

The other semifinal will be played between three-time world champion Mark Selby and Jamie Jones. 


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