2015 Masters - Magician Murphy cues his way to semis

00:56:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The last quarter-final match of this year’s Dafabet Masters proved to be a genuine cracker, Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire going hand in hand for a perfect exhibition of snooker.

In the end though, there can be only one winner and this time it was Murphy's turn to victory. The Englishman won by 6-4 in order to set a very interesting semi-final with Mark Allen.

Spectacular breaks of 137 (total clearance) and 67 were opening the match as Maguire was flying high at 2-0, but his opponent's response came as soon as possible under the form or breaks like 103 and 40.

This was going to be a tough one to call. The first session was ending with the players stuck at two a piece.

When returning into the arena the Scotsman put his nose back in front with a well-built break of 63 and was about to open a two-frame gap but lost position on 43, thus Murphy re-establishing the balance of the match at 3-3.

A pretty dramatic 7th frame was decided by the final black and all of the sudden Murphy was taking the lead for the first time since the beginning of the match. What a confidence boost!

But Maguire fought back and a break of 75 was making us scream "Game on!" as the scoreboard was showing 4-4.

Frame nine saw the Magician going once again in front, a perfect century break of 103 points taking him one away from victory, while runs of 33 and 30 helped him cross the line in frame 10. What a match!

Saturday the semis kick off:

Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Neil Robertson

Mark Allen v. Shaun Murphy