Higgins gets welcome win over below-par Bingham

JOHN Higgins showed glimpses of a return to form after he beat Stuart Bingham to reach the second round of the Masters. The two-times Masters winner took full advantage of a below-par Bingham who failed to bring anywhere near his A game to the Alexandra Palace, missing several straight-forward pots throughout the first round clash. The…

Selby admits to losing focus in Masters opener

MARK Selby said his decent record in deciding frames gave him the confidence he needed to get past Mark Davis in the first round of the Masters. Despite leads of 4-0 and 5-2, the world number two was pushed all the way by this season’s Six Reds world champion before coming through the final frame to…

Selby edges to victory in tense opener

DEFENDING champion Mark Selby was forced to dig deep after beating Mark Davis in a final frame decider to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters. Selby, who won the prestigious title last year, appeared to be cruising into the last eight of the famous invitational event when he stormed into a 4-0 lead against the…