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Xiao advances in Sheffield as McLeod trumps Judd

CHINA’S Xiao Guodong reached the second round of the world championship for the first time on Wednesday with a 10-4 win over Ryan Day while world No. 2 Judd Trump crashed to a shock loss at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Xiao, the world No. 44, opened up a four-frame advantage on the Welshman and pulled away to lead 6-3 after Day won three in succession. Xiao then began the second session in fine form, making two half-centuries on his way to winning the first three frames. A 98 from Day reduced the arrears before Xiao set up a second-round meeting with world champion Mark Selby. Trump, the 2011 runner-up, lost 8-10 to 46-year-old qualifier Rory McLeod, who will next meet Stephen Maguire.

 

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