Trump charges into German Masters semis

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01/02/2014 at 02:56 | Updated 01/02/2014 at 02:59

Judd Trump brushed aside the challenge of Michael Holt in a 5-0 win to book his place in the semi-finals of the German Masters.

Trump took just over an hour to secure victory with top breaks of 61, 69, 72 and 72 at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

"I tried to play quickly and not worry about missing long balls," said Trump. "It's about time I did something and this is the most confident I have felt this season.


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"Tomorrow will be the biggest crowd I have ever played in front of and hopefully it will be a cracking atmosphere."

Trump next meets Rod Lawler, who reached his first semi-final for 18 years with a 5-4 win over Mark Davis.

The last time the Liverpudlian reached the last-four stage of a ranking event was at the International Open in 1996, when he went on to lose the final against John Higgins.

"I'm just lost for words as it's a massive win for me," said Lawler. "Mark was unlucky to get a kick on the brown, and when I had a chance there was no way I was going to play safe.

"It was a one-in-a-million shot so I'm really proud of the way I finished the match off.

"Tomorrow will be the first time in my career I will have played in front of such a big crowd. I'm going to enjoy it but I'll be trying my best to go further."

In the other semi, Ding Junhui will play Ryan Day after the Chinese downed Joe Perry 5-2. He remains on course for a fourth ranking title of the season.

Welshman Day booked his spot in the next round with a 5-2 win over Xiao Guodong.

Quarter-final results:

Ryan Day 5-2 Xiao Guodong

Ding Junhui 5-2 Joe Perry

Judd Trump 5-0 Michael Holt

Rod Lawler 5-4 Mark Davis

Third round results:

Rod Lawler 5-4 Tian Pengfei

Ryan Day 5-3 Anthony Hamilton

Michael Holt 5-2 Alan McManus

Judd Trump 5-2 Shaun Murphy

Ding Junhui 5-3 Dominic Dale

Xiao Guodong 5-1 Jamie Burnett

Mark Davis 5-2 Liang Wenbo

Joe Perry 5-1 Kurt Maflin


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