Quarter final 1: David Gilbert vs Kyren Wilson
David Gilbert booked his place in the semi-finals of the Masters for the second consecutive year after a drama filled final frame deciding victory over Kyren Wilson.
Breaks of 67 and 66 in the last two frames ultimately saw Gilbert come from behind to claim a 6-5 victory in Milton Keynes.
Despite Gilbert appearing to miscue on a simple black with the match at his mercy, Wilson could not capitalise and a missed pink to the middle sealed Gilbert’s win.
Quarter final 2: Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy
Stuart Bingham faced Shaun Murphy in a repeat of the 2015 World Championship final and it was a tense affair from start to finish.
The first 4 frames were shared before the interval with both player’s having several chances to take charge of the match but a string of errors from both had both players locked at 2-2.
After the interval Bingham won 4 of the next 5 frames with solid match play to wrap up victory. This was an important victory for Stuart as he has not had a solid season but this will fill him with confidence and he will now face the winner of tomorrow afternoon’s quarter final between Stephen Maguire and Yan Bingtao.
Quarter final draw
David Gilbert 6-5 Kyren Wilson
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs John Higgins
Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao
Stuart Bingham 6-3 Shaun Murphy
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