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Selby falls to Maguire in Germany
04 Feb 2016 23:11
World number one Mark Selby's German Masters title defence came to an early end today as he slipped to a second-round defeat against Stephen Maguire.
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Maguire triumphed 5-3 in the last-16 clash in Berlin to set up a meeting with fellow Scot Graeme Dott, who saw off world number eight Barry Hawkins by the same score.
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"I've practised a lot and it is paying off at the moment. I feel no pressure and I know I'm going to play well" - Judd Trump
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Maguire, having come back from 3-2 down to seal his victory, said on worldsnooker.com: "I fought well and closed it out well in the end.
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"I've not been to the later stages of tournaments recently. I've put some hard work in and hopefully I can keep getting results."
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Judd Trump was one player ranked in the top 10 who did make the quarter finals as he defeated China's Zhang Anda 5-1, the world number five finishing off with three straight century breaks, including a 147 attempt that ended on 120.
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Trump will take on Martin Gould, who also made short work of getting through as he beat Ben Woollaston 5-0.
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Trump said: "I've practised a lot and it is paying off at the moment. I feel no pressure and I know I'm going to play well.
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"I was confident of making the 147 because I made one on the same table last year. I just potted the (15th) black slightly too thin and the cue ball ran too far. If I can go out and play like that tomorrow I've got no worries."
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Earlier in the day, there were surprise first-round losses for Mark Allen and Marco Fu at the hands of Mark Joyce and Kurt Maflin respectively, but world champion Stuart Bingham was among those to safely progress to round two, overcoming Fergal O'Brien 5-2.
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