Selby and Trump set up showdown in Daqing

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Mark Selby and Judd Trump secured quarter-final wins at the International Championship in Daqing to book a mouth watering last four meeting against each other.

World Champion Trump earned a return to the world number one spot yesterday after his last 16 win over Joe Perry. World number six Selby was deposed at the top of the world rankings back in March, having held the position for four years.

Leicester's Selby overcame Gary Wilson 6-5 in a pulsating quarter-final clash to seal his progression and remain in the hunt for the £175,000 top prize. The match was a repeat of their recent last 16 match at the World Championship, where Wilson came out on top with a 13-10 win. Selby exacted his revenge today.

Defeat for Wilson ends his hopes of qualifying for the upcoming Shanghai Masters. The top 16 in the world rankings will secure a place in Shanghai, with the cut off at the end of this week's event.

Three-time World Champion Selby had opened 3-0 and 5-2 advantages, before Wilson clawed his way back into the match.

Breaks of 79, 49 and 126 helped world number 20 Wilson to force a deciding frame at 5-5. Wilson was first in with a chance to win, but missed a red to the top right corner. Selby stepped in to produce a typically steely run of 83 to seal victory and set up a best of 17 frame semi-final meeting with Trump.

Trump sealed his semi-final place with a 6-3 win over Tom Ford, who has now also had his hopes of Shanghai Masters qualification ended.

The Ace in the Pack's ascension to world number one has seen him top the rankings for a third time in his career. The most recent run ended in March 2013.

Bristol's Trump closed out his victory with a top break of 94 in the final frame and afterwards admitted that he wasn't going to settle with his world number one status.

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