2016 World Championship (Day 2) - McGill sends Murphy home

15:43:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Anthony McGill beat Shaun Murphy by 10-8 to secure himself a nice and comfy spot in the next round but also take revenge on losing last year to the same man, by 13-8 in the quarter-finals of the World Championship.

The lads had a pretty balance first session (more on this here) which ended with Murphy holding a slight advantage of 5-4 and extending it as the second session started, thanks to break of 105.

However, his opponent had other plans in mind and used a tremendous set of breaks (64, 81, 80 and 50) not only to draw level at six apiece, but also to take the lead, 8-6.

Murphy tried to re-find his momentum and hit a break of 88 to pull back a frame, but McGill was sure to clear the table with a perfectly cued 117 to place himself and his ginger hair one away from victory.

A top break of 70 was prolonging the suspense for Murphy fought back, but unfortunately for the "Magician" it was a bit too late as Ants closed the gap with a 97 break for a honest 10-8 victory.

Interestingly enough, Shaun Murphy is the second top seeded player to make an early exit from this year's Betfred World Championship after the defending champion, Stuart Bingham lost 10-9 to Ali Carter.