Mark Selby thrashes Lyu Haotian to reach quarter-finals of China Open

Selby thrashes Lyu to reach quarter-finals of China Open

05/04/2018 at 09:05Updated 05/04/2018 at 16:57

World number one Mark Selby was in exceptional form as he brushed aside Lyu Haotian with an emphatic 6-1 victory to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open.

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Selby produced breaks of 77, 118, 55 and 108 as he kept his opponent firmly under the cosh throughout the encounter.

The Jester roared into a 5-0 lead with the two century breaks ensuring that he was able to assert his dominance.

Lyu produced a break of 74 to belatedly get on the board in the sixth frame, but Selby was then able to close out the match in the seventh.

The reigning world champion can ensure that he ends the season as number one in the rankings with victory at the event.

He will next take on the winner of Mark Williams, who defeated Mark Allen in a tight 6-5 match.

Stuart Bingham won 6-2 over Graeme Dott, and will face Jack Lisowski, the victor over Gary Wilson.

Round three results

Mark Selby 6-1 Lyu Haotian

Jack Lisowski 6-2 Gary Wilson

Neil Robertson 6-1 Zhou Yuelong

Tom Ford 6-2 Luo Honghao

Stuart Bingham 6-2 Graeme Dott

Mark Williams 6-5 Mark Allen

Barry Hawkins 6-5 Cao Yupeng

Kyren Wilson 6-5 Ding Junhui

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