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Doherty Stuns Selby In Riga

Ken Doherty

Ken Doherty in action against Mark Selby. Pics by Monique Limbos

Ken Doherty ended Mark Selby’s reign at the Kaspersky Lab Riga Open with a 4-1 win in the last 32 in Latvia.

Former World Champion Doherty scored top breaks of 77 and 59 in a fine win over world number one Selby, who captured the inaugural Riga Open trophy a year ago. Doherty goes through to the last 16 on Sunday at the season’s first Kreative Dental Clinic European Tour event.

Judd Trump beat Sean O’Sullivan 4-2 in the last 32 with a top run of 92, while Michael White closed with a 102 in a 4-0 defeat of Mark King.

Alan McManus came from 2-0 down to win a Glasgow derby against Stephen Maguire 4-2, knocking in breaks of 83, 54, 52 and 68 in the last four frames.

Mark Allen enjoyed two breaks of 101 in a 4-2 win over Peter Lines while Barry Hawkins saw off Anthony McGill 4-1.

Runs of 68, 74 and 60 helped Graeme Dott beat Mike Dunn 4-1 while Ryan Day came from 3-1 down to beat Luca Brecel 4-3 thanks to breaks of 80, 82 and 53 in the last three frames.

Last 16 line up (top half of draw):
Ken Doherty v Ryan Day
Graeme Dott v Mark Allen
Barry Hawkins v Michael White
Judd Trump v Alan McManus