The Masters - Selby survives Lee's attack

18:40:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Selby reacts in timp to book QF place
World number one, Mark Selby beat Stephen Lee 6-4 after the last named one made a remarkable comeback from being lead 4-0. 

"The Jester from Leicester" is now meeting with 'The Magician" Shaun Murphy in the quarter-finals of the Masters.

It started like a one-way match, with Mark Selby cashing one frame after another by using breaks of 66, 32, 57 and 110 to close the first session of his snooker dispute with Lee by being 4-0 up. Things didn't look good for the 2006 Welsh Open champion.

However, after the break Lee managed to hit a beautiful 100 break and win his first frame of the match. Could he do more? With the following frame going Selby's way after Lee missed an easy red it didn't seem like it was going to happen (the scoreline was now 5-1). How wrong were we!

An original comeback from Stephen Lee
The Leicester man missed frame and match ball during the 7th frame, Lee coming to the table for an outstanding 73 clearance that was turning the scoreline it 5-2.

From this point on, Selby had to face the "Bulldog's" fury as Stephen won the next couple of frames with a top break of 94 to go just one point behind his opponent.

Still, Mark woke up just in time to avoid a decider, a 71 break reassuring him of a 6-4 victory and guaranteeing a place in the quarter-finals where he's meeting the 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy. What a thrilling match!

The day isn't over though, one more match having to be played in the Last 16 round. From 7pm (UK time) "The Captain" Ali Carter is taking on Scotland's Graeme Dott. Don't miss it!