Players Championship: Mark Selby knocked out by Marco Fu in quarter-final
World snooker champion and world number one Mark Selby was knocked out of the Players Championship quarter-final by Hong Kong’s Marco Fu.
Selby won the first frame with an 86 break but Fu broke back to level the scores 2-2 ahead of taking a 3-2 lead.
Fu then took control won the last two frames to pull off a fine victory against the number one seed.
The victory means he will face the winner of Ding Junhui and Anthony Hamilton in the semi-final.
Earlier, Ali Carter beat Neil Robertson 5-3 in Thursday’s other last-eight match in Llandudno to set up a semi-final tie against Judd Trump on Friday.
At 63-63, Australia’s Robertson took the first frame with a re-spotted black but Carter took the second with a 94 break.
Carter won the third frame to go 2-1 up but Robertson fought back with a break of 43 and 57 to take a 3-2 lead.
However, Essex potter Carter came from behind to seize victory, as he won three straight frames including an 84 break.
Players Championship – draw and results
Judd Trump v Ali Carter
Marco Fu v Ding Junhui/Anthony Hamilton
Mark Selby 2-5 Marco Fu
Ding Junhui v Anthony Hamilton
Neil Robertson 3-5 Ali Carter
Ronnie O’Sullivan 3-5 Judd Trump
Stuart Bingham 1-5 Anthony Hamilton
Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-1 Liang Wenbo
Mark Selby 5-4 Ryan Day
Marco Fu 5-1 Anthony McGill
Barry Hawkins 0-5 Neil Robertson
Judd Trump 5-2 Mark King
Ding Junhui 5-4 John Higgins
Ali Carter 5-4 Shaun Murphy