Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Snooker: Swail on cue to face O'Sullivan

Northern Ireland's Joe Swail booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix with a scrappy 5-2 victory over Scottish qualifier Marcus Campbell.

Campbell, from Dumbarton, struggled to reproduce the form which had seen him win four out of his five round-robin group matches.

The Scot managed a high break of just 39 as Swail battled his way to a meeting with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the next round.

Former world champion Shaun Murphy proved too good for Welshman Ryan Day - thanks to breaks of 54, 68, 61 and 86.

Day, beaten 9-4 by Murphy in last season's Malta Cup final, had breaks of 82 and 100, but they were not enough to beat the 2005 Crucible king.

"It was a cracking match," said Murphy.

"He's a class act, so I'm pleased to be into the quarter-finals. I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to win."

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