World Grand Prix: Reigning Champion Murphy Into Quarter-Finals

By Jack Wynne - Reporter

Defending champion Shaun Murphy pulled off a brilliant comeback against Ding Junhui to book his place in the quarter-finals and move one step closer to retaining his crown.

Murphy, who made breaks of 75 and 84 on the way to victory, was delighted to come from behind against a talented player like Junhui.

“It’s a massive confidence booster,” he said.

“To know you can go up against somebody of Ding’s class from 2-0 down.”

Mark King came from behind and clinched the match against Ali Carter 4-3 in a final frame decider.

Carter suffered disappointment last week in the German Masters where he was beaten by Anthony Hamilton.

In an all-Welsh clash it was Ryan Day who came out on top against Michael White – the pair met just last month in the Championship League with White edging it on that particular occasion.

Day was so close to the first maximum of the tournament and the £5000 prize but missed a pink, finishing on a 134 break.

White did pull a frame back but couldn’t work an opening and lost the next two, exiting the competition in the 2nd round.

Day three finished with Marco Fu earning a hard-fought win over Anthony McGill, beating the Scot 4-2 and making a 114 break in the process.

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