Judd Trump beats Tom Ford to advance to the quarter finals at the Crucible

Former world champion Judd Trump advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield as he finished off Tom Ford in a comfortable win of 13-7.

Trump came into this tournament as number two in the world with five ranking titles won already this season.

“The Worlds is special and all the greats have managed to win it multiple times,” said Trump before the tournament started. “I don’t know when the prime is in snooker, but I feel I’m somewhere there or thereabouts.

“Unless I win here it’s a failure for me. If I go home from a tournament and I’ve not won, it’s a failure. It’s a horrible feeling losing and anything less than a win is not good enough.”

Trump will face an unseeded player in the last eight as he will be up against either Welshman Jak Jones or China’s Si Jiahui, ranked 23rd in the world but a player that reached the semi-finals in 2023.

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