Ding Junhui beats Anthony McGill in the World Snooker Championship

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Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui

Ding Junhui set up a quarter-final clash with Barry Hawkins when cruising past Anthony McGill 13-4 in the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible.

Ding came into the final session of the match only needing one frame to progress and he wasted little time in getting the job done.

McGill had a mountain to climb having lost the opening session 0-8, Ding producing a sparkling display of snooker which featured two century breaks and five other 50+ contributions.

The second session was much more tightly-contested with McGill fighting back to share the spoils 4-4 but still leaving himself with an insurmountable task.

Ding will now face Barry Hawkins for a place in the semi-finals after he came through a stern examination against Lyu Haotian.

Ding told the BBC afterwards: "That was the best snooker I've every played.

"Everything; the cue-ball control, the potting, everything.

"It's an amazing time for me.

"It's about concentration on the next match now."

Late show from Trump too much for Walden

Judd Trump produced a polished display to see off a dogged Ricky Walden in their last-16 encounter.

The players were tied at 8-8 after two enthralling sessions of snooker yesterday and a classic finish looked in store when Walden stole the opening frame this afternoon.

However, Trump found his best form when he needed it most, breaks of 66, 70, 66 and a 103 in last frame seeing him over the line 13-9.

Trump, who made four centuries in the match, will face John Higgins in the last eight.

Williams to take on Carter

Two-time world champion Mark Williams booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 13-7 win over Robert Milkins.

With the Welshman needing just three frames to set up a last-eight clash with Ali Carter, who knocked out Ronnie O'Sullivan, Williams opened the evening session with a match-high 101 break to move 11-6 ahead.

Milkins replied to take the 18th frame, but Williams ensured an early finish to the evening session with a run of 83 in the next before clinching the match with another half-century break.

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