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Hendry announces retirement from snooker

Hendry announces retirement from snooker

Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has announced his immediate retirement from snooker, ending the illustrious career of the most decorated player in the sport's history.
The 43-year-old Scot made the decision after his 13-2 thrashing by compatriot Stephen Maguire in the quarterfinals of the world championships in Sheffield.
Hendry, who has scored a record number of century breaks, became the youngest world champion when he lifted the title at 21 in 1990. He then won it six more times in the next nine years, breaking the record by one held by Steve Davis and Ray Reardon.
Hendry is regarded as snooker's greatest ever breakbuilder. He scored his 11th competitive maximum 147 in this year's world championships at the Crucible.


Updated : 2021-07-25 04:36 GMT+08:00