Shaun Murphy beaten by 15-year-old Yan Bingtao

Yan Bingtao
Yan was playing in the UK for the first time

Former world champion Shaun Murphy was knocked out of the Champion of Champions event in Coventry by 15-year-old Chinese amateur Yan Bingtao.

Yan, who is still at school, secured a shock 4-2 victory over the 2015 Masters winner and 2005 world champion.

Murphy described his opponent, who had a top break of 74, as "potentially a great player in the making".

"Shaun is a tough opponent so I had nothing to lose and that took the pressure off," the teenager said.

Yan, who plans to turn professional next year, added: "I loved the atmosphere and I was proud of the reception I got. It was my first match in the UK and I really enjoyed it."

The Chinese player was later knocked out by Australian Neil Robertson, who beat him 6-3 to set up a semi-final against Joe Perry.

The 41-year-old from Wisbech beat four-time world champion John Higgins in an 11th frame decider in his group final.

Shaun Murphy
Murphy responded to this Tweet from BBC Sport

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