Hendry closes in on memorable win over world champion
Stephen Hendry last night swept to the brink of a stunning victory over John Higgins in the snooker world championship as the reigning champion’s defence of his Crucible title looked to have run its course.
On a big day for Scotland in Sheffield, seven-time world champion Hendry won seven out of eight frames last night to storm 12-4 ahead of four-time winner Higgins in their long-awaited first Crucible meeting.
Higgins’s game, which took him to glory in the final against Judd Trump last May, looked to have completely deserted him in the second-round contest.
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