International Championship: John Higgins out as Judd Trump reaches last four

John Higgins

Higgins is ranked fifth in the world but has not won a tournament this season

Defending champion John Higgins is out of the International Championship in China after losing to Ding Junhui.

Ding, the only Chinese player left in the richest tournament outside the UK, eased to a 6-2 quarter-final victory.

Judd Trump also progressed to the last four with a 6-5 win over fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy.

World number one Mark Selby plays Joe Perry and Stuart Bingham is up against Michael Holt, who conquered Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last round.

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