Hendry Beats White In World Snooker Championship Qualifying
Umer Jamshaid 10 days ago Tue 06th April 2021 | 04:20 PM
Stephen Hendry inflicted another painful defeat on his former foe Jimmy White with a 6-3 win in qualifying for the World Snooker Championship
London (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Apr, 2021 ) :Stephen Hendry inflicted another painful defeat on his former foe Jimmy White with a 6-3 win in qualifying for the World Snooker Championship.
Hendry, 52, who made an eagerly anticipated return to the professional tour last month after nearly nine years away, had a famous rivalry with White in the early 1990s.
Hendry's one-sided triumph in Monday's first qualifying round came after a gruelling affair in which the only bright spot was a 66 clearance by the Scot in the sixth frame.
Hendry, who faces China's Xu Si in the second qualifying round, said: "It wasn't pretty and I kind of thought it would go that way because there was so much hype on it.
"There were some plusses -- I made a nice clearance to go 5-1 ahead and I won a frame needing a snooker, which was a collector's item." Defeat for White is likely to mean he will fall off the tour and require either success at qualifying school or a wildcard to keep his career alive.
The eagerly awaited match descended into an error-strewn contest and the first three frames took more than 100 minutes to complete.
White won a scrappy opener but Hendry took the next two and made a break of 53 in the fourth frame to lead 3-1 at the interval.
Hendry won the next two frames to take a 5-1 lead before White pulled two back, but with the tension building the Scot took his third opportunity to win the match.