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Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

  • World No 1 beaten 13-9 by Wilson in quarter-finals
  • Mark Selby wins 12-7 against Neil Robertson

The defending champion Judd Trump crashed out of the world championship after a 13-9 defeat against the eighth seed Kyren Wilson. Trump became the 18th player to suffer the so-called “Crucible curse” where no first-time winner has retained the crown since the event moved to the venue in 1977.

Trump had shown signs of recovering from his 10-6 overnight deficit as he made three breaks over 50 in the first four frames on Tuesday to reduce the arrears to just two. But Wilson moved one frame from victory after winning the 21st in two visits then seized on a missed long red by Trump to complete victory in the quarter-finals with a break of 104.

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