Judd Trump of England plays a shot during the second quarter-final match against John Higgins of Scotland at the Hong Kong Masters snooker tournament in Hong Kong on Oct 6, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP)
LONDON - Judd Trump edged out Ryan Day 6-5 to reach the quarterfinals at the Snooker Masters here on Wednesday.
Trump and Day shared the opening six frames before Day took two in a row to push himself ahead.
Day had opportunities in each of the last three frames, but Trump was calm and lucky enough to turn the tables.
In the other first-round match on Wednesday, Stuart Bingham defeated Kyren Wilson 6-3 to claim the last quarterfinal berth
The world No 4 will meet Barry Hawkins on Friday, as last year's runner-up smashed Mark Allen 6-0 on Tuesday.
In the other first-round match on Wednesday, Stuart Bingham defeated Kyren Wilson 6-3 to claim the last quarterfinal berth.
The 2020 Masters champion Bingham will play against Shaun Murphy.
"If I play like that, people will find it hard to stop me this year," Bingham was quoted by the World Snooker Tour website.
"At 5-0 I was cruising then Kyren showed his true grit and made a fight of it," said the 46-year-old. "In the end I was lucky to get through. You can't help having doubts, especially as I have been struggling to get wins this season so the demons start coming out. This gives me a lot of confidence for the next match."
Mark Williams will challenge world No 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first quarterfinal match on Thursday before Jack Lisowski locks horns with Hossein Vafaei in the evening.
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