Selby makes it to Shanghai quarter-finals

Welsh Open champion Mark Selby is through to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters after whitewashing Mark King in the last 16.

Welsh Open champion Mark Selby is through to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters after whitewashing Mark King in the last 16.

The 25 year-old world number four sank breaks of 48, 68, 48, 44 and 68 to set up tomorrow's last-eight meeting with Marco Fu, who made it past Andy Hicks 5-2.

Selby, who completed the win in a little over 81 minutes, said: "I played really well. I didn't have many big breaks but I didn’t give anything away either.

"I've played well in China over the last three tournaments so hopefully I can go one better this time."

Fu was always in control against Hicks, the world number 56 who battered Shaun Murphy 5-1 in round one on Wednesday.

He only made two breaks above 50, a 76 in the second frame and 54 in the last to clinch the win.

World number 35 Ricky Walden pulled off a stunning 5-4 victory over Australian Neil Robertson despite being 4-1 down.

The 25-year-old Walden hit back spectacularly with breaks of 75, 66 and 89 in the last three frames to clinch his quarter-final spot.

Former six-time world champion Steve Davis is also through after a remarkable win against Northern Ireland Trophy finalist Dave Harold.

The 51-year-old came from 3-0 and 4-1 behind to claim a 5-4 win.

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