2015 Masters - Maguire shocks Trump for QF spot

19:32:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Maguire sends home one of the fav to win this year's Masters
Second day of the 2015 Dafabet Masters and we already have a bit of a shock to chew on, as Stephen Maguire beat Judd Trump by 6-4 to advance in the quarter-finals.

The cue-crossing wasn't by far an exhibition of good snooker, both players struggling to settle in and get the run of the ball, but that doesn't mean we weren't spoiled with some big breaks and pretty cool shots.

Although Maguire seemed the one to open the scoreline, a missed red on 52 left the road open for Trump and his solid 68 break, closely followed by runs of 41 and 39, during the second frame, to go 2-0 ahead.

The turning point of the match came in frame three, when Trump lost his focus and missed a pink on 54, Maguire scrapping his way back into the match and winning the frame on a dramatic last black.

The last stop before the mid-session interval had a bit of a deja-vu taste, as Trump missed a green, Maguire taking advantage and performing a great 96 break to draw level at two apiece.

Trump wasn't at his best
After returning into the arena the Scotsman won two more frames with runs of 37, 44 and 82, before Trump could fight back and fire in breaks of 109 and 71 to bring back the match into a perfect square of 4-4.

Not impressed by his opponent's comeback, Maguire kept his head straight and used a break of 53 to move 5-4 ahead.

The last frame made its debut with a horrible missed black (Trump taking his eyes of the pot and focusing more on splitting the bunch), thus giving Maguire the chance to come to the table and close the deal with a 64 break. 

The Scottish player will meet Shaun Murphy in the next round.

More snooker to follow from 7pm, when Neil Robertson and Robert Milkins will see their names written in shiny lights.