Masters 2017: Barry Hawkins knocks out world number one Mark Selby to reach semis

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Best five shots: Hawkins ends Selby bid
Dafabet Masters 2017
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 15-22 January
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Barry Hawkins denied world number one Mark Selby the Triple Crown by winning 6-3 to reach the Masters semi-final.

World number 12 Hawkins, who was runner-up in 2016, took a lengthy opening frame before fellow Englishman Selby levelled with a 76 break.

Breaks of 63 and 60 gave Hawkins a 3-1 lead at the break before world champion Selby pipped him to the fifth frame.

It was 4-3 when Selby produced a superb 101 before Hawkins hit back to take the next two frames and seal victory.

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He will play England's Joe Perry, who also produced a shock with a 6-1 win over world number six and 2011 champion Ding Junhui (China) in the last of the quarter-finals.

The world number nine had breaks of 55, 63 and then 127 in the seventh and final frame to secure the victory.

Earlier, Hawkins said his 6-1 opening-round win over former world champion and compatriot Shaun Murphy gave him extra belief going into Friday's match against Selby.

"I was quietly confident in my game, I played well against Shaun," he said.

"The last few times against Mark I've played him instead of playing the table, but today I managed to settle better and play the balls."

English defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will face Hong Kong's Marco Fu in Saturday's other semi-final.

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