Judd Trump and Ding Junhui both crashed out of the Welsh Open on Wednesday with surprise second-round defeats.
World number three Trump, last year’s runner-up, was beaten 4-1 by Noppon Saengkham of Thailand, who is ranked 58th in the world.
And it was the same score as Ding, China’s world number four, was beaten by world number 69 Liam Highfield.
Judd Trump was knocked out of the Welsh Open (Steven Paston/PA)
Trump, quoted by worldsnooker.com, said: “I got what I deserved, I played terrible in both of my games here (in round one he beat Duane Jones 4-3).
“This is one of the tournaments I wanted to do well at, so it’s disappointing to lose. I tried until the end today but the confidence just wasn’t there.”
Ronnie O’Sullivan progressed to the last 32 in comfortable fashion as he saw off Graeme Dott 4-0.
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