Selby and Murphy crash out in Yushan

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Mark Selby suffered a disappointing defeat to Lee Walker in the opening round of the World Open in Yushan, China.

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy have suffered shock exits on day two of the Yushan World Open.

World Champion Selby succumbed to a 5-2 loss against world number 69 Lee Walker. Selby looked out of sorts during the defeat, with Walker playing the more assured safety play between the pair.

The Welshman hadn't won a match in the final stages of an event this season, but he produced solid matchplay snooker this evening. Selby is yet to hit top form this season, following a toe injury suffered in May.

Murphy crashed out at the hands of Daniel Wells, who inflicted a 5-2 defeat.

Wells enjoyed one of the best runs of his career in this event last year, reaching the last 16. He made breaks of 71 and 76 in today's win.

Ding Junhui held off a Zhang Anda fightback to emerge a 5-3 winner in their last 64 tie.

Ding had moved into a 4-1 advantage, but Zhang took the following two frames to move within one of his compatriot. The match looked like it could be going to a decider, but Ding took the eighth frame on the black to progress.

Mark Allen secured a 5-1 defeat of Oliver Lines to book his place in tomorrow's last 32.

The Pistol was in fine form this evening, compiling breaks of 87, 58 and 61 on his way to the win. Next up is Allan Taylor tomorrow evening.

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