It was a bad day for the former UK champions as three likely contenders bowed out on day five of the competition at the Barbican Centre on Sunday.
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A total of 128 players has finally been whittled down to the last eight.
The Englishmen are the fifth and sixth players to make it through.
The Northern Irishman previously reached the final of the competition in 2013.
The Englishman bounced back from the disappointment of surrendering his Masters reign last week.
The pair bowed out at the opening hurdle and will miss out on the opportunity to compete at the Tempodrom this season.
Neil Robertson remains on course for a third title of the season after reaching the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing.
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