Judd Trump’s bid for a third ranking title in a row remains on track, but he was made to work hard for a 4-3 win over Noppon Saengkham at the Northern Ireland Open.

Trump, who won the English Open and Wuhan Open in recent weeks, was not at his best in Belfast, but he showed his trademark determination and fighting spirit to see off a spirited challenge from Saengkham.

The match was closely contested throughout, with both players producing some high-quality snooker. Trump made a 35th century of the season to level things up at 2-2, but Saengkham responded with a superb break of 109 to edge back in front.

The sixth frame was particularly tense, with both players playing some excellent safety snooker. Trump eventually forced an error from Saengkham on the brown ball to force a decider.

Under pressure, Trump produced a fabulous break of 92 to secure his 17th win in a row in ranking events. He will now face Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals.

Northern Ireland Open 2023: Judd Trump claims 17th consecutive win with hard-fought victory against Noppon Saengkham

Jack Lisowski cruises into quarter-finals

Jack Lisowski continued his excellent progress at the Northern Ireland Open with a comfortable 4-1 win over Aaron Hill.

Lisowski, who is desperate to win his first ranking title, opened up with a glorious break of 116 and never looked back. He further runs of 60, 61 and 83 to wrap up the match and book his place in the quarter-finals, where he will face Ricky Walden.

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