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Trump edges through in Berlin

Trump edges through in Berlin
By Eurosport

31/01/2013 at 11:27Updated 01/02/2013 at 01:56

Judd Trump edged James Wattana 5-4 to reach the third round of the German Masters at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

The world number two hit a brilliant century in the deciding frame to secure his place in the next round, where he will meet Anthony Hamilton.

    It was far from plain-sailing for Trump though and he faced an ignominious exit from the first world ranking event of 2013 after he let slip a 3-1 lead to fall behind 3-4 against the former world number three.

    Wattana had a chance in frame number eight, but Trump fought back to force a decider, during which a break of 106 sealed his progress.

    "I should have gone 4-1 up but had a kick," said Trump. "Then he went all out attack and played well to go 4-3 up. In the last two frames I played some good snooker. In the decider I knew I had to go for the long red. I've missed a few of those by a long way but I hit it well.

    "Then I just had to keep my composure. It was such a big match because it's a good arena so no one wants to go out first round. If I keep making breaks like that under pressure then I'll have a chance."

    In the third round, Ali Carter recovered from 3-1 down to topple Fraser Patrick 5-3, while Matthew Stevens's passage into the fourth round was altogether more straightforward with a 5-1 win over Jamie Burnett.

    Kurt Maflin, Barry Hawkins and Andrew Higginson completed the day's list of players through to the last 16.

    Earlier, veteran Jimmy White was knocked out by Dominic Dale, who won 5-3 in their second round encounter.

    Six-times World Championship finalist White gained the snooker he needed and cleared the colours to move within a frame of Dale, but the latter took the eighth frame to seal a place against Mark Allen, who beat Nigel Bond 5-2.

    Ding Junhui, Shaun Murphy and Mark Williams came through their second round matches and will face Marcus Campbell, Robert Milkins and Michael Holt respectively.

    ROUND THREE RESULTS:

    FRASER PATRICK 3 v 5 ALLISTER CARTER

    XIAO GUODONG 4 v 5 KURT MAFLIN

    ANDREW HIGGINSON 5 v 1 STUART BINGHAM

    MATTHEW STEVENS 5 v 1 JAMIE BURNETT

    DECHAWAT POOMJAENG 2 v 5 BARRY HAWKINS

    ROUND TWO RESULTS:

    JUDD TRUMP 5 v 4 JAMES WATTANA

    JAMIE COPE 0 v 5 ANTHONY HAMILTON

    MARTIN GOULD 1 v 5 FRASER PATRICK

    ALLISTER CARTER 5 v 0 RORY MCLEOD

    MARK DAVIS 2 v 5 XIAO GUODONG

    TOM FORD 1 v 5 KURT MAFLIN

    MICHAEL HOLT 5 v 1 TIAN PENGFEI

    MARK WILLIAMS 5 v 1 MARTIN O'DONNELL

    NEIL ROBERTSON 5 v 0 DANIEL WELLS

    PETER EBDON 3 v 5 MICHAEL WASLEY

    ANDREW HIGGINSON 5 v 4 ZHANG ANDA

    STUART BINGHAM 5 v 1 ROD LAWLER

    GRAEME DOTT 5 v 3 LIANG WENBO

    RYAN DAY 4 v 5 DAVE HAROLD

    ROBERT MILKINS 5 v 4 CHEN ZHE

    SHAUN MURPHY 5 v 1 BEN WOOLLASTON

    JOHN HIGGINS 3 v 5 PETER LINES

    KEN DOHERTY 5 v 4 ADAM DUFFY

    MARCO FU 5 v 4 MATTHEW SELT

    RICKY WALDEN 5 v 3 ALFIE BURDEN

    MATTHEW STEVENS 5 v 3 PANKAJ ADVANI

    JAMIE BURNETT 5 v 4 MARK JOYCE

    MARK KING 5 v 3 BARRY PINCHES

    STEPHEN MAGUIRE 5 v 3 ALAN MCMANUS

    MARK ALLEN 5 v 2 NIGEL BOND

    DOMINIC DALE 5 v 3 JIMMY WHITE

    FERGAL O'BRIEN 2 v 5 DECHAWAT POOMJAENG

    BARRY HAWKINS 5 v 0 SAM BAIRD

    DING JUNHUI 5 v 4 LIU CHUANG

    MARCUS CAMPBELL 5 v 3 JAMIE JONES

    JOE PERRY 5 v 0 SIMON BEDFORD

    MARK SELBY 5 v 2 THEPCHAIYA UN-NOOH