Snooker UK Championship Highlights - Netflix

Hazer Irvine presents highlights of the days snooker action.

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-11-26

Snooker UK Championship Highlights - Shaun Murphy (snooker player) - Netflix

Shaun Peter Murphy (born 10 August 1982) is an English professional snooker player, who won the 2005 World Championship. Nicknamed “The Magician”, Murphy is noted for his straight cue action and his long potting. Born in Harlow and raised in Irthlingborough, Murphy turned professional in 1998. His victory at the World Championship was considered a major surprise as he was only the third qualifier to lift the title. His other ranking tournament victories came in the 2007 Malta Cup, the 2008 UK Championship, the Players Tour Championship 2010/2011 – Finals and the 2014 World Open, while he reached a second World Championship final in 2009 and a third in 2015. He has also won seven non-ranking tournaments, including the 2015 Masters, which completed his career Triple Crown. Murphy has won over £3 million in prize money and has compiled more than 400 century breaks in his professional career. His highest world ranking was number three, which he maintained for three seasons following 2007/2008. On 12 November 2017, Murphy won the Champion of Champions title beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final.

Snooker UK Championship Highlights - 2009/2010 - Netflix

Murphy maintained his number three ranking for a third year in the 2009/2010 season. He successfully defended his Paul Hunter Classic title, defeating White 4–0 in the final. He won the Premier League Snooker with a 7–3 win against O'Sullivan in the final, ending the latter's run of five consecutive wins in the tournament. He reached the semi-finals of the first ranking tournament, the Shanghai Masters, before losing 5–6 against Liang Wenbo. This would be his only run to the semi-finals or better in a ranking tournament that season. In the UK Championship, as the defending champion, he lost 5–9 to eventual winner Ding Junhui in the second round. After the match, Murphy complained about Ding leaving the arena too often after frames, saying “I can't believe anyone needs to go to the toilet after every single frame.” He reached the quarter-finals of the Masters, where he lost 4–6 against Williams. In the Welsh Open and the China Open, he lost his first-round matches to Stevens and Nigel Bond, respectively. In the World Championship, he defeated Gerard Greene and Ding, but lost 12–13 against Carter in the quarter-finals, despite leading 8–4. This was the first season in which he did not reach a final or better of a ranking tournament since the 2003/2004 season.

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