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Stephen Hendry into World Seniors Quarter-Finals

The Scot is attempting to capture a maiden title on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.

Stephen Hendry fought back strongly to deny Nigel Bond in a decider and reach the World Seniors Championship quarter-finals in Sheffield on Thursday.

The seven-time professional world champion struggled to find his form early on in the contest and trailed Bond 3-1 in what was a repeat of their 1995 World Championship final clash.

However, Hendry pinched a tight fifth frame to stay alive and forced a decider with an excellent break of 77.

The 51 year-old, who has been recently working with renowned coach Stephen Feeney from SightRight, duly won the seventh frame to safely progress at the Crucible Theatre.

Hendry will face 2018 champion Aaron Canavan in the World Seniors quarter-finals, with a potential clash with familiar foe Jimmy White to come in the last four.

The latter will first have to overcome Peter Lines after the Leeds potter hammered Tony Knowles 4-0 in the first round.

Following an updated agreement to allow lower-ranked professionals over 40 to play in seniors events, Lines is competing in the World Seniors Championship for the first time since 2017 – when he emerged triumphantly with the trophy.

Elsewhere on the second day of action, top ranked senior Michael Judge compiled a break of 60 en route to a 4-1 victory over 1985 world champion Dennis Taylor.

Meanwhile, Wayne Cooper took advantage of his late call-up to replace Tony Drago in the draw this year by overcoming Gary Filtness 4-2.

Cooper and Judge will face off for a semi-final place, with the winner of that tie taking on the winner of the fixture between Ken Doherty and Darren Morgan.

The World Seniors Championship carries a top prize of £20,000, as well as an invitation into the lucrative Champion of Champions on the Main Tour later this year.

Live coverage is provided by the BBC in the UK and Matchroom.Live around the world.

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Featured photo credit: WSS

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