World Snooker Championship - 'Phenomenal Mark Selby stopped Shaun Murphy playing' - Jimmy White
Mark Selby is now a four-time world champion after beating Shaun Murphy in the 2021 World Snooker Championship final and Eurosport expert Jimmy White believes it is all down to the fact that the Jester from Leicester stopped his opponent playing. Selby won the final 18-15 against his friend Murphy in front of a sold-out crowd at the Crucible Theatre to move level with John Higgins on four titles.
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"On Monday, I think Murphy played great throughout but he just had those few frames of deficit.
"Even if that red goes in the last frame, Selby is still up with two to play, you know. So he was still the favourite.
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"But there is not a lot that Murphy did wrong in this final, it's just brilliant from Selby. You've got to say that Murphy is back now and he will win tournaments again.
"He has always had a fantastic cue action, his safety play has improved over the last couple of years and against Mark Selby he is playing against one of the best, so he has got to be very proud of what he has done."