Welsh Open 2014: Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson advance in Newport

Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy produced a 142 total clearance on his way to a 4-0 victory over David Morris in the first round of the Welsh Open.

Murphy produced the highest break of the tournament so far, and also racked up a break of 81, as he outclassed his opponent, who managed just 40 points in the match.

World number one Neil Robertson also enjoyed smooth passage into round two, although the Australian did drop a frame in beating 16-year-old Chinese rising star Lu Haotian 4-1.

Robertson was unable to add to his 86 centuries this season, though, having to make do with runs of 78, 83 and 84.

Mark Davis, the world number 13, survived a fightback from 17-year-old Alexander Ursenbacher, squandering a 3-0 lead before finally getting over the line 4-3.

Graeme Dott made breaks of 77, 98, 54 and 54 in his 4-0 success over Lee Page and Stuart Bingham was also a 4-0 winner, sweeping aside Daniel Wells, while Joe Perry had to battle to overcome Allan Taylor 4-3.

Other winners on Friday were Peter Lines, Joel Walker, Michael Holt, Liu Chuang, Rory McLeod, Ben Woollaston, Mark Joyce, Alfie Burden, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Jamie Jones.

Jones joins fellow Welshmen Matthew Stevens, Dominic Dale, Andrew Pagett in the second round following a 4-0 win over Cao Xin Long.