Mur­phy makes In­dian progress

The Guardian - Sport - - Football -

Shaun Mur­phy was made to work for his place in the first round proper of the In­dian Open. Fac­ing the home player E Pan­duran­ga­iah in the wild-card round, the world No5 bat­tled to a 4-2 win in which he lost the open­ing frame and did not record a half-cen­tury break un­til a 66 in the last. Alan McManus and Anthony McGill were among the other play­ers to come through the pre­lim­i­nary stage, the lat­ter with breaks of 76, 65 and 94 in a 4-0 dis­missal of the home favourite Aditya Me­hta. In round one, Tom Ford was sur­pris­ingly beaten 4-3 by China’s Tian Pengfei, whose com­pa­triot Xu Si in­flicted a 4-0 white­wash on Robin Hull. Graeme Dott en­joyed a 4-1 win against the highly re­garded Jack Lisowski and Joe Perry de­feated Daniel Wells by the same score­line.

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