Masters 2015: Mark Selby beaten by Shaun Murphy in first round

Mark Selby
Mark Selby has won the Masters three times - in 2008, 2010 and 2013
Masters 2015
Dates: 11-18 January. Venue: Alexandra Palace. Coverage: Live on BBC TV and online.

World champion Mark Selby was knocked out in the first round of the Masters as he was beaten 6-5 by Shaun Murphy.

Murphy, 32, held a 5-1 lead, before fellow Englishman Selby won four frames, including a break of 120, to level the scores at Alexandra Palace.

But 2012 runner-up Murphy took the decider to reach the quarter-finals.

It was the first match of the 16-man competition, with England's Stuart Bingham taking on Hong Kong's Marco Fu at 19:00 GMT.

Selby, 31, lost the 2014 Masters final to Ronnie O'Sullivan, before defeating him last May to win the World Championship for the first time.

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