China Championship 2018

Murphy Withdraws From Shanghai Masters

Shaun Murphy has withdrawn from this week’s Shanghai Masters for personal reasons.

With his baby daughter Molly ill in hospital, Shaun made the decision to pull out of the tournament to stay with his family. He sends his sincere apologies to the fans, promoter and sponsors in Shanghai.

He was due to play Stuart Bingham, who won his first round match against Fan Zhengyi 6-0. Bingham will now receive a bye to the quarter-finals.