On January 21, Beijing time, the Snooker World Grand Prix ended two 1/4 finals and the first semifinal, in which Trump defeated Xiao Guodong 5-3, Murphy beat McGill 5-4, so that Trump, Murphy, Mark Allen won the final four, and the results of the first semifinal have also been released, Mark Allen 6-1 burst the super dark horse Nopon Sankam to advance to the final first!
Trump against Xiao Guodong. Trump is currently ranked fourth in the world and has just won the Masters Championship, and Trump's form is still very hot when he comes to the Grand Prix, and his opponent in the 1/4 final is Xiao Guodong, a Chinese single seedling. After the start of the match, the two got into a grappling in the first game, and Xiao Guodong won 60-49 on several occasions. In the second game, Xiao Guodong shot a single 65 points, but unfortunately there was a mistake, and Trump completed the reversal piecemeal, and the two sides drew 1-1. In the third game, Xiao Guodong shot a single 68 to take the lead again. In the following match, Trump turned on the storm mode, hitting three consecutive 50+ shots to win the match point 4-2 in straight sets. In the seventh game, Xiao Guodong won 61-19 in the chaos to save a match point. In the eighth game, Trump continued his hot hand and shot a single 117 points to keep a clean sheet, thus defeating Xiao Guodong 5-3 to advance to the semifinals!
Murphy vs. McGill. The two sides staged a fierce battle in this match, McGill won the first game 70-0, and then Murphy exploded, and he shot 4 50+ to win three consecutive games to win 3-1. Not to be outdone, McGill shot a break and a 90+ to win two consecutive games to equalize 3-3. In the seventh inning, Murphy shot a one-shot 61 to take a 4-3 lead again. In the eighth game, McGill hit a one-shot 100 to tie again at 4-4. In the tiebreaker, Murphy shot a single 81 points and a fatal blow, and in the end, the two sides fought hard for 9 games, Murphy narrowly won 5-4 to advance to the semifinals!
Mark Allen against Dark Horse Nopon Sankham. Mark Allen is snooker's brightest star of the season, winning two titles and one runner-up in the ranking round, and in the semi-finals against Thailand's Black Manopang Sankanm, who beat Selby, O'Sullivan and Mark Williams to reach the semi-finals. Mark Allen hit the ground running, shooting one-shots and 66 to get a dream start 2-0, before Nopon Sankam shot a one-shot 58 in the third inning to go 2-1 down. But the rest of the game turned completely one-sided, Nopon Sankham was completely muted, Mark Allen took over, first shot a one-shot 78 and 127 to win two consecutive games, then won two more games in grappling 57-49 and 78-41, and directly defeated Noppon Sankam with a wave of 4-0 offense to reach the ranking final for the fourth time this season!
Next, another semi-final will be hot, with 80 tigers Murphy and Trump putting on a strong dialogue, looking forward to the wonderful game!