Selby out of Wuxi Classic

  • Last Updated: June 25 2014, 17:57 BST

World champion Mark Selby bowed out of the Wuxi Classic after a second-round defeat at the hands of Liang Wenbo.

Mark Selby: Knocked out by Liang Wenbo
Mark Selby: Knocked out by Liang Wenbo

Selby, who overcame Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible just seven weeks ago, was beaten 5-3 by Liang despite fighting back from 2-0 with breaks of 81 and 119 as the world number 26 dominated the eighth and decisive frame to set up a last-16 clash with Joe Perry.

However, defending champion Neil Robertson fared better despite also losing the first two frames against Michael Georgiou, producing breaks of 105, 69 and 52 to clinch a 5-3 victory.

Alan McManus edged out four-times world champion John Higgins 5-4 in a tense final frame which lasted 50 minutes, and Finland's Robin Hull compiled two century breaks on his way to a 5-3 success over Graeme Dott.

Chinese teenager Zhao Xintong beat Jack Lisowski 5-2 and will meet Shaun Murphy, who saw off Chris Wakelin by the same score, in the next round.

Judd Trump overcame Ben Woollaston 5-3 after trailing 2-1, but Barry Hawkins had to be even more resilient to edge past 14-year-old Yan Bingtao, who had taken a 3-1 lead, in the final frame.

Marco Fu was a 5-3 winner over Jamie Jones, while Welshman Mark Williams lost 5-2 to compatriot Ryan Day.

Amateur Oliver Brown went down 5-1 to Martin Gould and there was a whitewash for Robert Milkins at the hands of Perry.

Elsewhere, Stuart Bingham came back from 4-2 down to secure a final-frame victory over Anthony Hamilton, and there were wins too for Michael Holt, Cao Yupeng and Stephen Maguire over Sam Baird, Ricky Walden and Michael White respectively.