Former winner Judd Trump turned the largest first-round casualty at this 12 months’s World Snooker Championship on Wednesday, slipping to a 10-6 defeat in opposition to qualifier Anthony McGill.
McGill, ranked 21 on the earth, reached the semi-finals in Sheffield in 2020 and has crushed Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy on the Crucible.
Trump, the 2019 champion and final 12 months’s shedding finalist, suffered his first defeat within the opening spherical since he misplaced to Rory McLeod in 2017.
The fifth seed trailed 6-Three going into the concluding session however quickly diminished that deficit to 6-5, with breaks of 68 and 58.
In body 12 he led 40-Zero when he ran out of place, and Scotland’s McGill made him pay.
The Englishman hit again to take the 13th to make it 7-6 on the interval, just for his opponent to dominate the subsequent two frames.
McGill, 32, made 45 in body 16 earlier than lacking the black, however Trump potted only one purple then missed the black himself, and McGill added 30 for victory.
“I didn’t feel amazing but I played well enough to capitalise,” mentioned McGill. “It doesn’t matter how bad Judd plays, his standard is such that he can’t play that badly, but he wasn’t at his best.”
Trump mentioned he had been “very rusty” this season.
“I just missed too many easy balls,” mentioned the 33-year-old. “I had loads of chances in today’s session but I couldn’t take them, and you can’t expect to play like that and win in the World Championship.”
Earlier, 2020 runner-up Kyren Wilson produced the primary most 147 break of this 12 months’s match in his opening-round match in opposition to Ryan Day.