China Open snooker: Mark Selby moves into quarter-finals with Rickey Walden win
Last Updated: March 28, 2013 11:11am
Mark Selby: Continuing winning run in Beijing
Mark Selby continued his serene march in Beijing as he made light work of Ricky Walden to claim a place in the last eight of the China Open.
A break of 91 in the opening frame helped set the world number two on his way to a 5-2 victory and a quarter-final contest against Mark Williams.
Welshman Williams came through a much tougher challenge in the second round, beating two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter 5-4.
Carter had held a 4-2 lead but Williams responded with a break of 136 in the seventh before adding scores of 81 and 79 to complete his comeback.
Shaun Murphy and Jack Lisowski will compete in another quarter-final after both progressed today.
Breaks of 80 and 81 helped Lisowski overturn a 4-2 deficit to edge out Mark Davis 5-4.
Murphy beat Rory McLeod 5-3 after scoring 99 in the second frame and 124 in the eighth.
The evening session will see second-round matches between Marcus Campbell and Graeme Dott, Mark Allen and Neil Robertson, Stephen Maguire and Barry Hawkins, and Stuart Bingham against Robert Milkins.