Shaun Murphy coasted past Zak Surety in the first round of the Welsh Open.

He secured a 4-1 win in a high-scoring match from both players. Murphy grabbed 63, 107 and then 119 in the winning frame, with two 60-plus breaks for his opponent.

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Ding Junhui beat Lu Haotian in a 4-1 win in the first round of the Welsh Open.

Fellow Chinese player Pang Junxu defeated Allan Taylor 4-0 in the day's first match.

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Veteran Joe Perry beat Chang Bingyu 4-3, Elliot Slessor was a 4-2 winner over amateur Ben Fortey, and David Lilley squeezed by Andy Hicks 4-3.

Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby and Stephen Maguire will all be in action later today.

Mark Davis beat Lee Walker 4-1, with a third frame that lasted 66 minutes 40 seconds, the third longest of the season so far.

German Simon Lichetenberg defeated Riley Parsons 4-2. His countryman Lukas Kleckers fell 4-0 to Matthew Selt.

Joe O'Connor won one of the first matches of the afternoon with a 4-1 win over Liang Wenbo. Home favourite Matthew Stevens whitewashed James Cahill 4-0.

Andrew Higginson defeated Eden Sharav 4-2 while Xiao Guodong defeated Ukraine's Iulian Boiko.

Results, Monday

  • Li Hang 0-4 Martin O'Donnell
  • Allan Taylor 0-4 Pang Junxu
  • Ding Junhui 4-1 Lu Haotian
  • Joe Perry 4-3 Chang Bingyu
  • Elliot Slessor 4-2 Ben Fortey (a)
  • David Lilley 4-3 Andy Hicks
  • Mark Davis 4-1 Lee Walker
  • Matthew Selt 4-0 Lukas Kleckers
  • Joe O'Connor 4-1 Liang Wenbo
  • Matthew Stevens 4-0 James Cahill
  • Andrew Higginson 4-2 Eden Sharav
  • Xiao Guodong 4-0 Iulian Boiko
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