China Open: Shaun Murphy out, Mark Selby through

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy completed the triple crown of World Championship, UK Championship and Masters in January

Masters champion Shaun Murphy suffered a surprise 5-4 defeat by Norway's Kurt Maflin in the quarter-finals of the China Open.

Trailing 4-3, Maflin made breaks of 74 and 73 to beat the Englishman and set up a semi-final with Mark Selby.

World champion Selby won the last two frames to claim a 5-4 victory over fellow Englishman Robert Milkins.

Defending champion Ding Junhui did the same to beat John Higgins, while Barry Hawkins lost 5-3 to Gary Wilson.

Semi final draw:

Saturday 4 April

Ding Junhui (Chn) v Gary Wilson (Eng)

Kurt Maflin (Nor) v Mark Selby (Eng)

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