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World champion Selby shocked at Wuxi Classic

ESPN staff
June 25, 2014
Mark Selby suffered his first defeat since being crowned world champion seven weeks ago © Getty Images

Mark Selby suffered his first defeat as a world champion after falling to a 5-3 loss to Liang Wenbo in the second round of the Wuxi Classic.

Despite making a break of 119, Selby bows out after Wenbo did enough with runs of 70 and 100 to earn a place in the last 16.

He will face Joe Perry for a place in the quarter-final after the Brit whitewashed Robert Milkins 5-0 in China.

World No.1 and defending champion Neil Robertson top scored with 105 in his 5-3 win against Michael Georgiu, having come back from a 2-0 deficit, and will play Michael Holt in the next round.

Shaun Murphy beat Chris Wakelin 5-2 while Marco Fu, Barry Hawkins and Stuart Bingham all scraped through.

However, John Higgins will play no further part after he suffered a 5-4 defeat to fellow Scot Alan McManus, who clinched victory in a tight last frame.

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