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Snooker: Fu totally outclassed by Ebdon

Peter Ebdon booked himself a quarter-final with either Ronnie O'Sullivan or Neil Robertson as he beat Marco Fu 6-2 in the Masters at Wembley yesterday.

Ebdon stormed back after losing the opening two frames, producing some outstanding stuff to win six in a row. Fu started well, capitalising on some Ebdon errors to open up a 2-0 lead.

Fu was looking good in the third too but then missed a crucial brown and Ebdon stormed back with a break of 27 to win it. Ebdon then scrapped his way back into the game, winning a tough safety exchange to take his first lead, 3-2, after the fifth.

After the break, Ebdon looked like a different player as he piled up substantial breaks and left Fu sitting in his corner.

Earlier, Mark Selby breezed through with a 6-1 rout of China's Ding Junhui.

Selby raced out to a 5-0 lead and only missed out on a whitewash as he failed to pot the frame ball in the sixth, giving Ding a consolation frame before Selby finished the job in the seventh.

Selby will now go forward to face John Higgins or Mark Allen in the quarter-finals.

Irish Independent