The Indian Open Snooker Championship saw some huge upsets on Friday when two of the biggest names – John Higgins and Judd Trump – were knocked out before the Quarter finals.
Trump and Higgins knocked out
Four-time World champion John Higgins and 2011 World Championship finalist Judd Trump were eliminated from the Indian Open Snooker Championship in the pre-quarters on Friday.
Trump battled eight seeded Mark Williams and went down 3-4 in the match. Trump was suffering from a shoulder injury but gave a strong fight against Williams. The final score read 92-23, 20-112, 108 -04, 04-73, 01-67, 59-25, 70-21, in favor of Williams.
Sixth seeded John Higgins meanwhile, lost out against World No. 18 Mark Davis. Davis had a dominating 4-0 victory , with the score line reading, 77-04, 87-01, 62-32, 66-01 in favor of Mark.
Un- Nooh Continuous His Impressive Run
Elsewhere, Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh continued his impressive run and booked a spot in the quarter finals. Un-Nooh had to play the qualifiers to reach the main draw and has come out with a performance that exceeded expectations at the Indian Open Snooker Championship.
He defeated Jamie Jones of Wales with a score line, 4-1. Ranked 61 in the world, Un – Nooh will now be considered as the dark horse in the tournament.
“I was booked to go back tonight, but have changed my plans. I am very happy to have achieved my best-ever run in a top level snooker tournament. I had done well in an Asian Tour event but not in a world ranking tournament like this,” he said after the win.
Apart from Un-Nooh, Robert Milkins of England also entered the quarters. Milkins, ranked 16 in the world defeated Scotland’s Graeme Dott 4-2. Michael White of Wales defeated China’s Li Hang 4-2 to reach the quarters while Chris Wakelin of England completed the bracket with a win over Nigel Bond.
- Un-Nooh vs Davis;
- Perry vs Walden;
- Williams vs Milkins;
- White vs Wakelin.