Masters snooker: Mark Selby beats Shaun Murphy to reach final at Alexandra Palace

Last Updated: 18/01/14 11:10pm

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Mark Selby: Another Masters final appearance for Leicester star

Mark Selby: Another Masters final appearance for Leicester star

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Defending champion Mark Selby booked his place in the Masters final with a 6-1 victory over fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace.

Selby, who will play Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final at Alexandra Palace, made a strong start and took the opening frame with an 86 break.

A break of 104 in the second frame extended the Leicester player's advantage and he then went 3-0 up after Murphy missed a red along the top cushion.

A clearance of 62 made it 4-0 after Murphy had slipped up attempting a challenging pink, and when Selby edged a scrappy fifth frame the 30-year-old was firmly on course for a whitewash.

Murphy managed to stop the rot by claiming the sixth frame 59-15, but any hopes of a remarkable comeback were ended as Selby wrapped up the victory in the next frame, which he took 76-24.

Selby will now play Ronnie O'Sullivan in Sunday's final.

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