Trump into Masters semi-final.

Judd Trump sinks incredibly flukey blue during Masters

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During the World Masters quarter-final clash between Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy, Trump, the current world number three, took the first frame with a fine century break, but it was his shot on the blue that really stole the show.

The century certainly wasn't straight forward, though.

There was a superb black potted to get all the way up the table and onto the yellow, followed by a tricky green to give the man from Bristol a great start in the first to 11 frames contest.

However, having already scored a break of 105 and with the first frame already in the bank, he'd gotten far too straight on the blue and it looked like break over.

Yet, the shot he pulled out left the crowd in raptures and set the scene for what turned out to be a very entertaining match.

The ball seemed to find its way round the whole of the table, before dropping beautifully into the right middle pocket, leaving Trump grinning and Murphy cracking a forced smile.

Was it a fluke? Of course, he missed the pot in the top right and it came off four cushions, yet there's something about a professional snooker player sinking a good fluke that really resonates with snooker fans around the country.

Trump continued to set the pace, and when he went two frames clear at 4-2, it looked all over for Murphy, however, the 2015 champion wasn't done yet and put together back-to-back frames, including a great break of 95 to draw the match level.

The match ultimately ended up in Trump's favour by six frames to four, and sees the 'Juddernaut' roll onto the semi-final to face Kyren Wilson, leaving the former world number one with a great chance to progress to his first Masters final and a chance of lifting one of snookers major titles.

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