Snooker World Championship opens in style with Hendry 147
The match ended 10-4 to Hendry, and he was not the only big name to make it through the opening round of this year’s snooker World Championship.
John Higgins prevailed in his match against Liang Wenbo – but with a Higgins v Hendry line-up in round two, one of the sport’s stars won’t be appearing in the quarter-finals.
Higgins is the defending champion, but was trailing 8-6 against Wenbo at one point, which might make Hendry seem worth a punt for sports betting fans who aren’t afraid to take a risk.
The weekend saw one other round-two line-up filled in on the fixture list, as both David Gilbert and Neil Robertson won their first-round matches.
Gilbert’s win was the tighter of the two, at 10-8 against Martin Gould, while Robertson relatively cruised past Ken Doherty 10-4, making the Aussie a likelier bet for round two.
But all eyes are likely to be on Higgins and Hendry for their first-ever Crucible meeting – and a punt on the winner of that match to take the World Championship title might not seem out of the question.