Selby beats friend Murphy for UK snooker title
YORK, United Kingdom (AFP) –
World number one Mark Selby defeated close friend and fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy 10-6 to win the UK Championship title.
The players had been locked at 4-4 at the end of the afternoon session in the best-of-19 frame final, before world number one Selby edged into a 6-5 lead in the evening.
Murphy won the next frame but Selby swept the following four to claim the title.
“It means a great deal. It makes it even more special to beat someone of Shaun’s class,” Selby told the BBC.
“It was a strange game, it was not pretty. I was twitching all over the place.”
Sunday’s final was the first all-English affair since 1992.