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Amateur Daniel Wells stuns Judd Trump at Welsh Open

World number five Judd Trump has been dumped out of the Welsh Open by amateur Daniel Wells in Llandudno.

Wells - who dropped out of the professional ranks in 2021 and went to work for his mum's cleaning business - recovered from 2-0 down against Masters champion Trump to win the next four frames which included a break of 101 and secure his place in the last 16.
"To beat a top player on TV is a massive stepping stone for me," Wells said on the World Snooker Tour website.
"When I was off the tour and cleaning toilets, no one was paying my bills. It was a shock to me, I realised I have to be more gritty and not give other players too much respect.
"They are all human and if you put anyone under enough pressure they will crack. Hopefully I can go further, I am not finished in this tournament yet."
Welshman Wells will play again in Thursday's late session at Venue Cymru, where he will take on Shaun Murphy who chalked up two centuries in his 4-2 success over Anthony McGill.
Elsewhere in the afternoon session, Hossein Vafaei edged out Barry Hawkins in a final-frame decider while Jack Lisowski advanced to the last 16 with a 4-2 win over David Lilley.
Belgian Luca Brecel beat Cao Yupeng 4-1, while Northern Irishman Mark Allen made four half-century breaks as he saw off Andy Hicks by the same scoreline.

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