Stephen Hendry’s quest to succeed in the World Championship is over after a heavy defeat by Xu Si within the second qualifying spherical in Sheffield.
The seven-time world champion, taking part in solely the third match of his comeback after retiring 9 years in the past, was overwhelmed 6-1.
Hendry, 52, gained the primary body and had a 53-point lead within the second.
But Xu cleared to degree the match and superior with 5 breaks in extra of fifty.
The world quantity 82 is ranked one place increased than Jimmy White, Hendry’s previous Crucible nemesis who he edged previous in spherical one.
At the age of 23, he was born eight years after Hendry gained his first world title in 1990.
“I did not contribute something to the match,” mentioned Hendry.
“I hit the ball dreadfully tonight and that basically drains away your confidence.
“I did not anticipate to get via 4 matches however I hoped after coming via that match in opposition to Jimmy that I’d chill out into a bit of little bit of type right here.”
Xu must win via two extra qualifying rounds to succeed in the World Championship correct, which begins on 17 April.
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