Hong Kong’s Marco Fu Ka-chun was dumped out of a quarter-finals of a big-money Evergrande China Championship on Thursday night after going down 6-2 to England’s Shaun Murphy in Guangzhou.
Fu, who kick Chinese ace Ding Junhui 6-3 on Wednesday to make a final eight, was in risk of being bloody from steer after going 5-0 behind opposite a widespread Murphy.
The universe series 13 was on a receiving finish of a thoroughfare of desirous snooker as Murphy racked adult breaks of 63, 66, 69, 101 and 129 on his approach to a semi-finals.
Fu recovered adequate restraint to explain uninterrupted frames and revive some respectability to a scoreline before a universe series 5 finished his victory.
“Marco is a unequivocally grand actor and person. we knew that we would have to play something like my best to win today,” pronounced 2005 World Champion Murphy. “I would have desired to win 6-0 though never unequivocally got a possibility to win in a sixth support and he played good in a next. we only had to keep ease and get over a line.”
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen pulled off a startle as he knocked out universe series one and favourite in Guangzhou this week Mark Selby in an epic encounter.
The ‘Pistol’ finished a universe champion’s clever run of form in China with a 6-5 win over a ‘Jester’.
The Antrim player, ranked 10 in a world, strike breaks of 100, 114 and 131 on his approach to a 5-2 lead before a Leicester local launched a comeback.
England’s Stuart Bingham kick Michael Holt to take a semi-final spot. He will face Murphy in a semi-finals on Friday.
Former universe champion John Higgins will face Allen after securing his thoroughfare with a 6-2 win over Ali Carter.