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Advani’s Wales Open run ended by Trump

27-year-old from Pune suffers 5-2 quarter-final defeat to world No 2

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Newport, United Kingdom: Indian snooker player Pankaj Advani’s history-making run at the Wales Open came to an end with a 5-2 quarter-final defeat by Judd Trump in Newport on Friday.

The 27-year-old from Pune had become the first Indian to reach the last eight of a world ranking event when he defeated Graeme Dott 4-1 on Thursday.

But Advani, a former world billiards champion, saw his hopes of further progress in south Wales dashed by the world No 2.

The Englishman, looking to make amends after first-round defeat at the UK Championship, Masters and German Open, raced into a 4-0 lead.

Advani then prevented a whitewash and overcame a 58-point deficit in the sixth frame before Trump sealed victory.