In form potters Judd Trump and Mark Selby will go head to head in the semi-finals of the European Masters in Romania.
Both recorded superb 4-0 wins today to set up a clash on Saturday afternoon, with first to six frames to go through to Sunday’s final to contest the 75,000 Euro top prize at the new world ranking event.
Trump whitewashed John Higgins to reach his first semi-final of the season. A 42 clearance gave the Bristol cueman the opening frame and a run of 74 made it 2-0. He won a scrappy third frame on the colours then finished emphatically with a break of 105 in the fourth.
“I didn’t play as well as I did yesterday, I was a bit twitchy when I went 2-0 up,” said 27-year-old Trump. “I made a nice break in the last frame, and any time you beat John 4-0 you’re doing something right. I’ve scored heavily this week and not missed much. Mark Selby will be tough, he’s always there in the later stages of tournaments. I’ll have to play my best to beat him.”
World Champion Selby saw off Alfie Burden with top runs of 84, 136 and 102.
“I can’t play much better than that,” said the Leicester player. “The main thing was to win the game. Judd seems to be back to his best so I’m looking forward to playing him. It would be great to get to another final.”