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, enjoying solely the third match of his comeback after retiring 9 years in the past, was crushed 6-1.
Hendry, 52, gained the primary body and had a 53-point lead within the second.
But Xu cleared to stage the match and superior with 5 breaks in extra of 50.
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 didn’t contribute anything to the match,” mentioned Hendry.
“I hit the ball dreadfully tonight and that really drains away your confidence.
“I did not count on to get by 4 matches however I hoped after coming by that match towards Jimmy that I might chill out into somewhat little bit of type right here.”
Xu needs to win through two more qualifying rounds to reach the World Championship proper, which begins on 17 April.
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