2015 Masters (the final) - Murphy in control after first session

18:33:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

All bets are on as the 2015 Dafabet Masters final has started in a fully-packed Alexandra Palace with the likes of Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy in the limelight.

At the end of the first session, which was quite a one-way traffic I might add, Murphy is leading the world number one by 6-2. First to 10 gets the trophy and all the glory!

The final had a pretty shaky start, but Murphy was by far the most comfortable player of the two. Runs of 64 and 45 were winning him the first two frames, while a beautiful clearance of 127 and a 76 break down on frame four, were putting him in the leading chair, at 4-0.

These were worrying times for the Australian player who seemed very nervous. Plus, Shaun didn't give him much to do around the table, so he was a stranger to the potting activity.

After the interval a marathon of misses and safety shots began, by this time Robbo being the position of not potting a single ball for 13 minutes.

However that changed quickly, but not in the Aussie's best interest, a dangerously competing Murphy hitting a 43 break to go 5-0 up. He was rock'n roll!

To Robertson's fans delight frame six featured more of their favourite player's cuing, Neil actually winning his first frame of the match with a great 80 break.

The five-frame gap was soon re-opened as Shaun hit a solid 69 frame, only to be closed again by Robbo's top break of 43 on frame eight. 

Surely we've seen comebacks from being led 6-2 down, but can Robertson make it tonight? Murphy seems dangerously determined to complete his Triple Crown, but Robbo can be ruthless when he sets his mind to it.

Don't miss the return of the players from 7pm! If comeback is on the cards, this final will definitely be a cracker!