Snooker news - Williams and Trump sent packing in Berlin as Maguire sets up Wilson semi-final

Williams and Trump sent packing in Berlin as Maguire sets up Wilson semi-final

02/02/2019 at 05:32Updated 02/02/2019 at 06:34

Kyren Wilson whitewashed defending champion Mark Williams 5-0 to reach the German Masters semi-final.

World number two Williams had enjoyed a 5-0 win of his own when beating Joe Perry in the last 16, but he was handed a taste of his own medicine on Friday evening.

Wilson opened with a break of 81, and needed just further breaks of 61 and 54 to reach the last four, as Williams could only manage 16 as his highest break.

Stephen Maguire will meet Wilson in the semis after overcoming Masters champion Judd Trump 5-2.

The Scot took his chances against an out-of-sorts Trump, and having lost his last five matches against the Englishman, he finally managed to end that run as he targets a first ranking title since the 2013 Welsh Open.

Meanwhile, David Gilbert continued his fine run in Berlin with a 5-3 victory over Neil Robertson.

Gilbert battled from 2-0 and 3-1 down to win four frames on the spin, scoring 120 in the process to beat the 2010 world champion.

Another upset means GIlbert faces Duane Jones in the semis after the 25-year-old beat Ding Junhui 5-3.

Jones, ranked 92 in the world, kept his cool at 3-2 down to win three frames in a row against Ding, German Masters champion back in 2014.

Quarter-final results

  • Mark Williams 0-5 Kyren Wilson
  • Stephen Maguire 5-2 Judd Trump
  • Duane Jones 5-3 Ding Junhui
  • Neil Robertson 3-5 David Gilbert

Semi-final draw

  • Kyren Wilson v Stephen Maguire
  • Duane Jones v David Gilbert