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Mark Selby, Stuart Bingham, Ding Junhui and Stephen Maguire reach last four

Selby, Bingham, Ding and Maguire reach last four
By Eurosport

23/09/2016 at 18:08

Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham, snooker's most recent world champions, will meet in the Shanghai Masters semi-final after both completed victories in the last eight.

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World champion Selby was a 5-3 winner over Ryan Day while 2015 champion Bingham enjoyed a 5-1 victory over Ali Carter boosted by a 58 and 91.

"I’m over the moon to be in the semi-finals,” said Bingham.

Video - Ding thrills Chinese fans with 103 break

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China's DIng Junhui is also through to the last four in his homeland courtesy of a 5-3 win against Michael Holt, who had ousted Ronnie O'Sullivan a day earlier.

The World Championship finalist Ding compiled breaks of 45, 53 and 46 in moving 2-0 ahead before Holt restored parity at 2-2 with a 77 and 50.

A 103 from Ding and 64 from Holt saw the next two frames shared, but world number nine Ding finished matters off to the delight of the home fans with closing breaks of 61, 38 and 30.

Stephen Maguire

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“I wasn’t worrying about winning or losing, I just felt quite relaxed. Hopefully I will play better tomorrow, but I need to get used to the conditions."

Former UK champion Stephen Maguire revisited some of his best form in his 5-1 win over Michael White that included runs of 44, 51 and 62.

Shanghai Masters quarter-final results

Friday

Stuart Bingham 5-1 v Ali Carter

Ryan Day 3-5 Mark Selby

Michael Holt 3-5 Ding Junhui

Michael White v Stephen Maguire

Saturday's order of play

Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)

0730 (BST)

Stuart Bingham v Mark Selby

1230 (BST)

Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)

Ding Junhui v Stephen Maguire (SF 1)

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