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Snooker: Advani's Wales Open run ended by Trump

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Indian cueman Pankaj Advani's history-making run at the Wales Open came to an end with a 5-2 quarter-final defeat by Judd Trump in Newport on Friday.

The 27-year-old from Pune had become the first Indian to reach the last eight of a snooker ranking event when he defeated Graeme Dott 4-1 on Thursday.

But Advani, a former world billiards champion, saw his hopes of further progress in south Wales dashed by world number two Trump.

The Englishman, looking to make amends after first round losses at the UK Championship, Masters and German Open, raced into a 4-0 lead.

Advani then gamely prevented a whitewash and overcame a 58-point deficit in the sixth frame before Trump sealed victory.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/snooker-advanis-wales-open-run-ended-trump