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Selby and Murphy set up all-England final

ESPN staff
March 15, 2014
Mark Selby held off a spirited fight-back from Marco Fu © Getty Images

Mark Selby will go head-to-head in an all-England final with Shaun Murphy after both players won their semi-finals 6-4 at the Haikou World Open in China.

Selby held off a spirited comeback from Hong Kong's Marco Fu, who fought from 0-4 down against the Jester from Leicester.

Fu won four frames out of five and led 58-31 in the 10th, but Selby recovered to hold on for the win.

Selby, a runner-up at this season's UK Championship and Masters, will look to go one better this time.

But he faces a tough task against in-form Murphy, who saw off Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

Murphy rolled home runs of 74 and 69 to open a 3-1 lead over defending champion Allen, who remained in contention throughout and made a century to pull it back to 5-4 before losing the 10th.

World No.2 Selby and Murphy will face off over 17 frames on Sunday for the trophy and £85,000 top prize.

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