Shaun Murphy and Ding Junhui went head to head this evening in the semi finals of the Ladbrokes Snooker Grand Prix. Both players in excellent form this week, both looking to reach the final.
The first frame went Ding’s way with a masterclass in tactical play. The second frame saw Shaun Murphy make a brilliant 62 break mostly off the blue to level things up. The 3rd frame seen both players make mistakes but Ding managed to nip it. Murphy then responded with a century break of 110 to level things up again going into the mid session interval.
Immediately after the interval, Ding came out and made a 66 to get in front again but Shaun Murphy won the next three frames making an 88 in the 8th frame making it 5-3. The 9th frame started with Ding getting first blood, however he was unable to capitalize and Murphy got in to make a frame winning break to take the match. Final score 6-3 Murphy
Shaun Murphy will now face his last years opponent in the world championships final, Stuart Bingham in another major final. Murphy undoubtable will be trying to outplay Bingham in revenge for being beaten by Bingham in the world championship final last year.