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Trump crashes out of World Snooker Championships


Judd Trump, the world number two has been knocked out of the world championships in the first round by world number 45, Rory McLeod after losing 10-8 at the crucible in Sheffield.

Trump looked comfortable after the first mini session, picking up all four frames to establish a healthy lead.

Despite this, McLeod won five consecutive frames to go into the second session with a slender advantage.

After the second session, McLeod lead 9-7 and the two were scheduled to play to a finish after the evening matches.

Trump took the first but could not find a way in the 18th and final frame as McLeod held on for a historic victory.

Bristolian born Trump raced into the lead after reeling off two half century breaks during the first two frames of the match.

The mid-session interval could not come quick enough for McLeod, as Trump’s potting was impressive.

After the interval, McLeod emerged a different player. He managed to build up some consistency and took the final five frames of the session, with two breaks in the 70’s.

The second session was just as close as the first with both players winning a frame each to begin the day’s play.

However, Trump won the 12th frame with a break of 65 to pull level with McLeod at 6-6.

The next few frames both players failed to get any rhythm going as the intensity of the match grew.

McLeod took the final frame of the session with a good break of 66 to move within one frame of victory.

Trump took the first frame of the evening as he dug deep to find a way to pull himself over the finish line.

It was not meant to be though as McLeod took the 18th and final frame to book his place in the second round where he will be playing Stephen Maguire.

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