Saturday 20 January 2018

close call for hendry

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.

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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