Xiao Guodong into second round at world championship as Judd Trump is shocked by qualifier
China’s Xiao reaches the second round of the world championship for the first time with a 10-4 win over Ryan Day while world number two Trump crashes to shock loss
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 number two Judd Trump crashed to a shock loss.
Xiao, the world number 44, opened up a four-frame advantage on the Welshman and again 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 slightly before Xiao set up a second-round meeting with world champion Mark Selby.
“It was a bit of an embarrassing day at the office. My concentration was poor all day really,” said Day.
Trump, the 2011 runner-up, lost 10-8 to 46-year-old qualifier Rory McLeod.
Trump, who won the opening four frames on Tuesday but trailed 5-4 overnight, continued to struggle on Wednesday and found himself one frame away from defeat at 9-7 when play was halted until the evening.
McLeod, priced at 1,000/1 to win the title at the start of the tournament, then took two frames to finish the job and set up a second-round meeting with Stephen Maguire.
Graeme Dott, the 2006 champion, overcame two-time finalist Ali Carter 10-7.
“I certainly tried to attack the ball as best I could, when it was necessary,” said Dott.