Sunday, 18 September 2011

Brazil Masters 2011 Day 3 - Four World Champions Reunion in Semi-Finals

Time flies and we are at the quarter-final stage of Brazil Masters today! Four World Champions will join hands to have reunion in semi-finals :-)

Ebdon ended Selby's run in Brazil
The first one we have is Peter Ebdon. Ebdon ended Selby's run in Brazil by 4-3. The two players did not play that well at the beginning, especially Selby did not show what type of snooker he had played in Shanghai last week. Selby came back from 1-3 behind again to force a decider but this time he did not win it. Selby was 41-3 up in the decider but Ebdon caught a mistake to make break of 70 to edge out Selby.

The Pocket Dynamo
Second quarter-finals was set between Graeme Dott and Igor Fugueiredo. Fugueiredo beaten Jamie Cope in the previous round which boosted his confidence. Fugueiredo held a 2-1 lead over Dott but Dott came from behind to win 4-2 with 79 and 77. The Scotsman will face Ebdon in the semi-finals.

In the lower quarter of draw, Shaun Murphy defeated Ricky Walden 4-1. Murphy took the scrappy first frame with 32 and 35 before Walden levelled 1-1 with 73. Murphy won the following three frames with runs of 67, 54, 47 to lock his place in semi-finals.

Come on Stephen
Stephen Hendry was the last man enter the semi-finals with a very fine whitewash over Ali Carter. The seven-times world champion saw off Carter with 78. His opponent only got 35 points over the four frames. Very well done Hendry. He was interviewed and said: Not at my best, but good enough to win. I wish he can win the tournament to find back his top form and indeed confidence :-)

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