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Thursday, 30 January 2014

German Masters Day Two

The action came thick and fast again at the Tempodrom today as big names continued to tumble and the field found itself reduced to just 16.

Again here are the highlights of the days action

Neil Robertson may be well on his way to becoming the first player to complete a hundred centuries in a season,but that record will mean nothing if he fails to get the silverware to go with it,so to that end the Aussie will be very disappointed to exit this event at the last 32 stage going down 5-1 to Tian Pengfei.

Mark Selby also crashed out going down 5-3 to Kurt Maflin

Dominic Dale continue to produce the kind of snooker that saw him lift the Shoot-out title last weekend,this time beating John Higgins 5-3

Veteran Alan McManus produced some solid stuff to beat young pretender Jack Lisowski 5-2.

It proved to be a great day for the Chinese contingent as Xiao Goudong (5-4 Poomjaeng) Liang Wenbo (5-3 Maguire) Ding Junhui (5-1 Mark Williams) all joined Tian Pengfei in the last 16.

Shaun Murphy again showed his powers of recovery,to fight back from 4-1 to beat Matthew Stevens 5-4 and so did Rod Lawler who did exactly the same against Paul Davison

The resurgence of Judd Trump seems to be gaining pace,as he showed some of his best form in a long time reaching the last 16 & only dropping a single frame in his two matches so far.

All this leaves us with a last 16 that only contains three players from the worlds top ten and a real chance for some to make a name for themselves this weekend.

There is no let up in the action tomorrow with the last 16 taking place in the afternoon with the quarter finals  tomorrow night.

the last 16 draw is as follows

Xiao Goudong v Jamie Burnett
Anthony Hamilton v Ryan Day
Ding Junhui v Dominic Dale
Joe Perry v Kurt Maflin
Tian Pengfei v Rod Lawler
Mark Davis v Liang Wenbo
Judd Trump v Shaun Murphy
Michael Holt v Alan McManus

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