China's Li stuns world No. 1 Trump to reach Scottish Snooker Open semis

2020-12-12 01:35:18 GMT2020-12-12 09:35:18(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LONDON, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Li Hang of China edged world No. 1 Judd Trump 5-4 to reach the semifinals of the Scottish Snooker Open on Friday.

Li, world No. 37, had only reached the last four of a ranking event once before in his career. But the 30-year-old held his nerve to oust Trump, who has 19 ranking titles.

"I was quite nervous towards the end. My hand started shaking, but I have experienced some quite big tournaments in the past years and I tried to settle myself down to get over the line," Li told the World Snooker Tour website.

"I cannot believe that I have got a win over Judd. He is at his peak and he keeps winning. I knew I was the underdog, but I feel really relieved now," said Li.

Li will face six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semifinals as the world No. 2 held off China's Ding Junhui 5-4 in the quarterfinals.

The other semifinal will be played between three-time world champion Mark Selby and Jamie Jones.