Gibraltar Open: Shaun Murphy loses to Lu Ning

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy

Former world champion Shaun Murphy was dumped out of the Gibraltar Open by Chinese outsider Lu Ning.

Murphy, ranked 66 places above his 25-year-old opponent, hit breaks of 83 and 68 to haul a two-frame deficit back to 2-2.

But Lu, who's best ranking finish came with a quarter-final place in India a fortnight ago, rattled in an 85 and a 115 to oust the world number 11.

Amateurs Oliver Brown and David Grace also reached the last 16, the latter beating another former Crucible winner, Peter Ebdon, 4-3 before sinking Chris Wakelin 4-1.

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