Selby clinches crushing win

  • Last Updated: April 30 2014, 18:04 BST

Mark Selby breezed through to the semi-finals of the Dafabet World Championship after claiming the one remaining frame he needed against Alan McManus on Wednesday morning.

Mark Selby shakes hands with Alan McManus after his victory at The Crucible
Mark Selby shakes hands with Alan McManus after his victory at The Crucible

The Leicester cueman came into the session with a commanding 12-4 lead and veteran McManus won the opening frame with a break of 69 to extend the contest.

The Scot was among the balls again early in the 18th frame before losing position on 20, opening the door for Selby.

A missed red to the middle from the 2007 finalist allowed McManus back to the table. He could not take advantage, though, and Selby closed out a 13-5 win to advance to a semi-final against either Judd Trump or Neil Robertson.

"I think it was four years ago since I was in the semi-final before so it seems like forever with so many tournaments now during the season," Selby told BBC Two.

"I'm looking forward to it and can't wait to get out there."