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Robertson and Selby crash out

Neil Robertson and Mark Selby suffered shock second-round exits at the German Masters on Thursday.

Robertson suffered a remarkable 5-1 loss to China's Tian Pengfei before the evening session saw Selby beaten 5-3 by Norway's Kurt Maflin.

Tian won the first three frames with breaks of 91, 75 and 57 and added the fourth in a one-sided pre-interval session.

Robertson made 89 to take the first frame back but a 54 in the next proved in vain as Tian took it to reach the last 32 of a ranking tournament for the first time and start his Chinese New Year celebrations a day early.

Maflin, by contrast, made only one break over 50 but was able to grind down Selby - an approach more readily associated with the Leicester cueman, who made a 113 in frame three but was otherwise not at his best.

Man in a hurry

Judd Trump was a man in a hurry, following up his 5-1 first-round win over Noppon Saengkham earlier in the day by beating Mark King 5-0 in the evening.

Trump made two centuries in his first match and a top break of 88 against King, who had earlier edged out Dave Harold 5-4 in round one.

Ding Junhui disposed of Mark Williams 5-1, with breaks of 89 in the third frame - missing the 12th black of a 147 attempt - and 90 in the sixth.

Barry Hawkins was another surprise departure, beaten 5-4 by Wales' Ryan Day, while Dominic Dale backed up his Snooker Shoot-out triumph by beating John Higgins 5-3.