Shaun Murphy conjures 'my greatest comeback' to reach UK Championship final

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SHAUN MURPHY said his five-frame burst to win his williamhill.com UK Championship semi-final was the best of his career.

The world number four staged an incredible fightback to recover from 8-4 down to beat Ali Carter 9-8 and said: “I was a long way down against Matthew Stevens in the worlds one year and came back to win and I think I was 8-2 against Ding in the Wuxi Classic a couple of years ago in the final and won 9-8.

“I’ve been behind further but, for the semis of the UK Championship, when I was all but dead and buried, that has got to be my best five-frame spell ever.”

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