Stephen Hendry suffered a miserable 5- defeat to old rival Matthew Stevens in the initially spherical of the German Masters qualifiers at Leicester’s Morningside Arena.
The pair very first fulfilled at the 1996 Grand Prix with Hendry defeating the Welshman 13-5 in the quarter-finals of the 1999 Earth Championship, scene of Hendry’s seventh and closing earth title victory at the Crucible.
Stevens also edged out Hendry 10-8 in the 2003 United kingdom Championship final, but their most up-to-date duel was under no circumstances in question as entire world No. 49 Stevens made breaks of 61 and 78 in easing by to the previous 64 and a assembly with Uk finalist Ding Junhui on Saturday early morning.
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Hendry’s most recent defeat sees him carry on to battle for wins among the the sport’s elite.
He retired just after getting rid of 13-2 to fellow Scot Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Earth Championship thanks to a decrease in regularity, but made the decision to return in 2021 right after remaining handed a wildcard to compete on the main tour by previous WST chairman Barry Hearn in 2020.
Hendry has so much won only 3 out of 14 matches, which include a 6-3 Planet Championship qualifying victory in excess of Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White, the person he famously defeated in four globe finals.
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Ding saw Mark Allen recover from 6-1 at the rear of to finish a 10-7 win in the Uk Championship last on Sunday, but returned to the successful pattern with a 5-1 dismissal of previous Welsh Open winner Jordan Brown.
Ding manufactured breaks of 59 and 90 on his way to main 3-. Brown gained the fourth frame with a 55 but misplaced the sixth frame regardless of contributing 53 prior to Ding completed with a majestic 143 to transfer in one earn of a position in Berlin.
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Thursday’s German Masters qualifying benefits
- Si Jiahui 5-3 Xu Si
- Ben Woollaston 5-2 Stuart Bingham
- Ryan Thomerson 5-1 Dylan Emery
- Joe Perry 5-3 Oliver Strains
- Chris Wakelin 5-2 John Astley
- Andy Hicks 5-2 David Gilbert (Gilbert conceded trailing 2-3 and 1-56)
- Matthew Stevens 5- Stephen Hendry
- Luca Brecel 5-2 Chang Bingyu
- Ding Junhui 5-1 Jordan Brown
- Jack Lisowski 5-3 Jackson Web page
- Ali Carter 5-2 Robbie Williams
- Elliot Slessor 5-4 Sanderson Lam
- Ross Muir 5-3 Liam Highfield
- Xiao Guodong 5-4 Hossein Vafaei
- Zhang Anda 5-2 James Cahill
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