Both players will have the opportunity to reach a maiden world final when they face off against each other in the last four.
Below is the 2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship draw at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield
The 2019 world champion joins a long list of former first-time champions to fail in defending their crown.
A total of six out of the top eight seeds have made it through to this stage for the first time since 2015.
Snooker, like any sport, has had its fair share of rivalries down through the years.
The world number one was pushed all the way as the defense of this title continues.
The three-time champion edged Stuart Bingham in a tense battle of the former Crucible winners.
Judd Trump continues his reign on Thursday when he takes on Yan Bingtao in the second round. There have been a total of 21 different defending champions in the World Snooker Championship since the inaugural staging at the Crucible Theatre. Ray Reardon was the returning champ in 1977, having prevailed[Read More…]
The perfect break represents the first maximum made at the Crucible Theatre since 2012.
The “Pinner Potter” is into the second round at the Crucible for the first time since 2011.