Thursday 8 December 2016

close call for hendry

Published 19/04/2010 | 05:00

SEVEN-TIME champion Stephen Hendry survived a huge scare last night before reaching the second round after beating Chinese teenager Zhang Anda in a final-frame decider. The Scot looked to be on his way out as he trailed Zhang 9-7 with the underdog in among the balls in the 17th frame.

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However, he ran out of position and Hendry kept his nerve to close the gap to one and, after winning the penultimate frame, Hendry then got the better of a safety exchange to seize control and set up a meeting with Mark Selby.

Irish Independent

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