Match Report

2024 World Grand Prix: Shaun Murphy’s Demolition Job Over John Higgins

Shaun Murphy demonstrated snooker mastery in the 2024 Spreadex World Grand Prix's first round, overwhelming John Higgins with a 4-0 victory. Opening with a spectacular century break of 145, Murphy continued to showcase precision with breaks of 77 and 70, leaving Higgins struggling to counter. Murphy's flawless performance not only secured his spot in the next round but also sent a powerful message to competitors.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-01-16

Wade McElwain

3 minutes read

Dominant Display in the First Round

Shaun Murphy asserted his dominance in the first round of the 2024 World Grand Prix, securing a resounding victory over the seasoned John Higgins.

Masterful Century Break Sets the Tone

The match kicked off with Murphy's cue masterfully crafting a century break of 145, setting the tone for what would become a one-sided affair. His opening frame showcased a level of control and finesse that left spectators in awe of his prowess on the green baize.


Undeterred by the experienced Higgins, Murphy continued to showcase his exceptional form in the second frame. This time, a break of 77 further solidified his lead, leaving his opponent struggling to find a foothold in the contest.

Demolition Job Sealed with Precision

The demolition job was completed in the subsequent frames as Murphy, with unwavering focus, executed a break of 70 to seal the victory at 4-0. The Wizard of Wishaw, known for his resilience, found himself unable to counter Murphy's relentless assault on the table.


Shaun Murphy's flawless performance not only secured his passage to the next round but also sent a powerful message to his competitors in the World Grand Prix. With a combination of precision, strategic brilliance, and a series of impressive breaks, Murphy's journey in the tournament promises to be one to watch as he continues to showcase why he is considered one of the premier talents in the world of professional snooker.


Having emerged victorious in a commanding fashion in the first round, the Magician, Shaun Murphy, is now set to face the winner of the highly anticipated clash between Barry Hawkins and Cao Yupeng in the second round of the 2024 World Grand Prix.


Image credit: World Snooker Tour (WST)

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