Snooker: Graeme Dott thrashes jaded Judd Trump


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Judd Trump, the tournament favourite, crashed out of this year's Masters with a whimper today.

Trump, the world No 2, was hammered 6-1 by Glaswegian Graeme Dott at Alexandra Palace in snooker's most prestigious invitational event.

Victory earned Dott a place in his first Masters semi-final having failed to get past the quarter-finals on three previous occasions.

"It was weird because you expect Judd to play well," Dott said. "Sometimes that's hard because if your opponent doesn't play well it can put you off a wee bit. Luckily Judd never showed up. He never played from the start."

Last night double Masters champion Mark Selby cruised into the semi-finals with a scrappy 6-1 victory over Mark Williams.