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John Higgins and Shaun Murphy progress in contrasting styles

Updated: Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 17:29 | Comments

John Higgins is the defending champion in Shanghai
John Higgins is the defending champion in Shanghai

John Higgins and Shaun Murphy both enjoyed first-round wins at the Shanghai Masters on Monday.

The duo, with five world titles between them, had differing fortunes, though, with Murphy grinding out a 5-4 success over Yu De Lu and Higgins crushing Mike Dunn 5-1.

Both men wracked up two centuries en route, while there were also opening-day wins for Martin Gould and Ryan Day.

Joe Perry was a 5-3 loser to Wang Yuchen.

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