Players Championship: Mark Selby knocked out by Marco Fu in quarter-final

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World snooker champion and world number one Mark Selby was knocked out of the Players Championship quarter-final by Hong Kong's Marco Fu.

Selby won the first frame with an 86 break but Fu broke back to level the scores 2-2 ahead of taking a 3-2 lead.

Fu then took control won the last two frames to pull off a fine victory against the number one seed.

The victory means he will face the winner of Ding Junhui and Anthony Hamilton in the semi-final.

Earlier, Ali Carter beat Neil Robertson 5-3 in Thursday's other last-eight match in Llandudno to set up a semi-final tie against Judd Trump on Friday.

At 63-63, Australia's Robertson took the first frame with a re-spotted black but Carter took the second with a 94 break.

Carter won the third frame to go 2-1 up but Robertson fought back with a break of 43 and 57 to take a 3-2 lead.

However, Essex potter Carter came from behind to seize victory, as he won three straight frames including an 84 break.

Players Championship - draw and results

Semi-finals

Judd Trump v Ali Carter

Marco Fu v Ding Junhui/Anthony Hamilton

Quarter-finals

Mark Selby 2-5 Marco Fu

Ding Junhui v Anthony Hamilton

Neil Robertson 3-5 Ali Carter

Ronnie O'Sullivan 3-5 Judd Trump

Round one

Stuart Bingham 1-5 Anthony Hamilton

Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 Liang Wenbo

Mark Selby 5-4 Ryan Day

Marco Fu 5-1 Anthony McGill

Barry Hawkins 0-5 Neil Robertson

Judd Trump 5-2 Mark King

Ding Junhui 5-4 John Higgins

Ali Carter 5-4 Shaun Murphy

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