Murphy, who completed a four-frame sweep of David Lilley in round one, was easily dispatched by world number 77 Zhao Xintong, who constructed breaks of 115 and 122.

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The 20-year-old dropped off the tour at the end of the 2017-2018 season and a period at Q School appears to have served him well, having also whitewashed Nigel Bond in round one.
Riga Masters
Robertson sets up Lisowki final in Riga
29/07/2018 AT 11:12

Zhao Xintong constructs fine 122 in Riga

Elsewhere, Neil Robertson fought back to beat Liang Wenbo 4-3 in a match notable for Liang’s unfortunate 140 in the fifth frame.
Graeme Dott enjoyed a 4-0 whitewash over Ashley Carty, and Joe Perry lost by the same score to Stephen Maguire.
Chris Wakelin defeated Mark King 4-3 to make the third round set of matches.
Zhang Yong lost 4-1 to Jack Lisowski.
Stuart Carrington comfortably ran out a 4-1 winner over Zhao Xintong.
Tied at two frames apiece, world number 19 Liang constructed a total clearance of 140, and was only denied a maximum by a lamentable run of the balls.
Having dispatched 12 reds and 12 blacks, Liang potted red number 13 into the yellow pocket but, screwing back for the black, the cue ball cannoned into the 14th red, and in doing so, sent that object ball into the opposing top pocket.

Liang Wenbo denied 147 by lamentable run of the balls

However, the 2017 European Masters champion composed himself to clear the table to put himself on the cusp of the third round.
Marco Fu was defeated 4-3 by Mark Davis in one of the hardest fought matches of the tournament so far.
Robertson rallied, though, taking the next two frames to set up a third-round match against Craig Steadman.
Kyren Wilson defeated Simon Bedford to make his way to a match against Anthony Hamilton.


Craig Steadman 4 – 3 Scott Donaldson
Anthony Hamilton 4-1 Michael Holt
Graeme Dott 4-0 Ashley Carty
Joe Perry 0-4 Stephen Maguire
Marco Fu 3-4 Mark Davis
Stephen Maguire 4 – 2 Joe O'Connor
Neil Robertson 4 – 3 Liang Wenbo
Mark King 4 – 2 Lukas Kleckers
Stuart Carrington 4 – 3 Joe Swail
Kyren Wilson 4-2 Simon Bedford


Chris Wakelin 4-3 Mark King
Stuart Carrington 4-1 Zhao Xingtong
Craig Steadman 2-4 Neil Robertson
Ricky Walden 4-2 Mark Allen
Joe Perry 0-4 Stephen Maguire
Graeme Dott 4-0 Mark Davis
Zhang Yong 1-4 Jack Lisowski
Riga Masters
Liang Wenbo denied 147 by lamentable run of the balls
28/07/2018 AT 11:16
Riga Masters
Zhao Xintong constructs fine 122 in Riga
28/07/2018 AT 09:05