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Hendry’s World Championship comeback ended by Xu Si




Printed 07/04/2021 at 21: 29 GMT

| Updated 07/04/2021 at 22: 02 GMT

Stephen Hendry has been knocked out of World Snooker Championship qualifying in Sheffield after falling 6-1 to China’s Xu Si.

Hendry clinched a nervy opening frame as he produced a reminder of his glory days by expertly potting the brown from long-vary.

The match persisted in a equally cagey style coming into the 2d frame, but Xu crucially managed to obvious the desk (66-64) when it regarded as despite the truth that seven-time world champion Hendry used to be going to double his lead.

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Momentum used to be with the enviornment No 82 at that level, and he went on to agree with a string of fine breaks of 75, 79, 51 and 66.

Hendry had the different to agree with a clearance within the seventh frame, but he missed a easy red at hand the match to Xu who clinched it with a shatter of 72.

Xu will play Zhou Yuelong within the next qualifying spherical and the 23-year-archaic’s performance will whisk a protracted components to aid him terminate on the Tour.


Hendry observed off Jimmy White 6-3 of their eagerly-anticipated World Championship qualifier.

In a match that used to be excessive on nostalgia but low on quality, Hendry at final prevailed at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to transfer interior three suits of a Crucible return.

No person used to be anticipating the giddy heights of their heyday, but there used to be an unavoidable dose of actuality when the pre-match hype used to be replaced with a series of wayward and complex photographs from both gamers.

White nearly potted the cue ball with his opening shatter and whereas Hendry began with a peach of a red, his error-o-meter used to be quickly whirring as the match didn’t search out any rhythm.

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