Higgins and Murphy through in China

John Higgins

John Higgins has won the China Open once but also come runner-up on two occasions

Former world champions John Higgins and Shaun Murphy both progressed at the China Open.

Higgins made a high break of 88 to beat Mark Joyce 5-1 and reach the third round, while Murphy overcame David Grace to go into the second round.

Judd Trump, who won the event in 2011, eased past Jimmy Robertson 5-1, while Martin O’Donnell beat Matt Selt by the same scoreline in Beijing.

There were also second-round wins for Stephen Maguire and Ricky Walden.

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