China Championship: Shaun Murphy beats Ali Carter to reach final

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy hit a highest break of 69 in his semi-final against Ali Carter

Shaun Murphy came from behind to beat fellow Englishman Ali Carter and reach the final of the China Championship.

The 2005 world champion will play Luca Brecel in Tuesday's final.

Murphy, who is ranked number eight in the world, trailed 4-2 in Guangzhou before winning four frames in a row to take the semi-final 6-4.

Belgian Brecel saw off home favourite Li Hang 6-5 in the second semi-final, after his shock quarter-final win over Ronnie O'Sullivan.

"I have a terrible record against Ali, it's a long time since I have beaten him," Murphy said.

"At 4-2 down I was just trying to hang on to his coat tails. Some of the safety play was very high quality, but we both missed chances."

The winner of the China Championship will earn £150,000.

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