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Bristol’s Robert Milkins loses 13-7 to qualifier Si Jiahui in World Snooker Championship

Brsitol’s Robert Milkins has been knocked out of the World Snooker Championship by qualifier Si Jiahui at the round-of-16 stage.

20-year-old Jiahui, who knocked out world number four Shaun Murphy, will play either Anthony McGill or Cheltenham’s Jack Lisowski in the quarter-final.

The youngster began Monday’s session with an 11-5 lead, needing just two frames to advance to the next round.

He did struggle early on today, handing the Milkman several chances to win the frame, but he was not made to pay for a sloppy start.

Jiahui should have sealed the deal by winning the 18th frame but he missed a red for the match and handed Milkins the opportunity to respond – which he did in emphatic fashion.

The Bristolian won the following frame fairly comfortably but Jiahui returned to form to clinch the 20th and final frame. He is the youngest player to make the quarter-final of the World Championship since Matthew Stevens in 1998.

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