Shaun Murphy blasts back to beat Kyren Wilson and win Tour Championship

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Shaun Murphy battled back from four frames down to win the Duelbits Tour Championship final with a 10-7 victory over Kyren Wilson in Hull.

Wilson started the afternoon session in fine form and registered a 108 break to go 1-0 up and another stunning 111 break to put himself 4-0 to the good.

Murphy found his form with three 70-plus breaks on the bounce to bring the deficit to just one, and edged the eighth frame 67-63 to make things all square heading into the evening session.

Both players landed blows as they made it 6-6, including a marvellous 131 break for Murphy.

The Magician’s form was starting to show as he rattled off three straight frames and another ton-plus break.

Wilson replied but Murphy finished things off in style with a break of 95 for his 11th ranking title.

The title made it consecutive tournament victories in the series after he won the Players Championship in February.

Murphy told ITV4: “I can’t believe it, I’m absolutely over the moon.

“My career has been a little bit up and down, should have been better but the last few months I have hit a really strong vain of form and I’m just delighted.

“I think Kyren is an absolute role model professional, does everything right on and off the table and big things are coming, there is no doubt.

“This crowd over the weekend have been absolutely phenomenal and it gives us that extra something, that extra fire.”

Wilson said: “I felt I was quite unlucky not to be 5-3 up, I had Shaun in all sorts of trouble.

“It’s been a very difficult month for me and my family, it’s great to have them with me.

“I’ve literally had no practice at all coming into the event so to achieve what I achieved is a complete bonus to get to the final.”

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