Haikou World Open: Judd Trump beats Nigel Bond 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals
Last Updated: 28/02/13 11:20am
Judd Trump: Notched three centuries as he blasted his way into the quarter-finals
Judd Trump fired in three centuries as he blitzed Nigel Bond 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Haikou World Open.
Trump had whitewashed Mark Joyce 5-0 in the first round and picked up where he left off to set up a last-eight clash with Matthew Stevens.
It was Bond's first action of the tournament, after Ali Carter's unfortunate withdrawal due to illness handed him a first-round bye, and even then he was kept in his seat for almost all of the first two frames.
Bond played just six shots in that time, with an unlucky in-off from the only ball he potted, as world number one Trump surged ahead with breaks of 102 and 111.
An 83 kept Bond scoreless in the next but after his first scoring visit, early in frame four, stalled at 23 the senior world champion was able to win a long frame and cut the deficit to 3-1 at the interval.
That was as good as it got, though, as Trump returned with a 104 and then wrapped up victory in the next frame, scoring 564 total points to fellow English potter Bond's 107.
Stevens came through 5-3 against Shaun Murphy to earn the right to play Trump.
The Welshman had to borrow compatriot Mark Williams' cue, after his went astray on the flight to China, and took four frames in a row from 3-1 behind to progress.
Australian Neil Robertson is also in the last eight after a 5-0 victory over Scotland's Graeme Dott, the man he beat in the final of the 2010 World Championship.
Robertson had breaks of 78, 86 and 73 and plays world number two Mark Selby next after the Leicester cueman's 5-1 victory against Barry Hawkins.
Selby did not need to be at his best to see off Hawkins, the man who defeated him 10-3 in the first round at the World Championship last year.
On that occasion at the Crucible, Selby was suffering badly with a neck injury but here he had breaks of 56 and 51 to set up the clash with Robertson.