However, for the man who turned pro in 85 and won 7 World titles he had nothing to lose. His achievements cannot be taken from him or his fans, he set the World a light on so many occasions and brought joy to all of his followers. His on table achievements are so hefty that other greats pale in comparison.
To follow him all these years, 7 world titles and numerous other majors was unbelievable, but time has came for him to go out at the top. To bow out in the top 16 is no disgrace and he was by no means a walk over that many predicted a few years ago.
His final frame victory over Joe Perry in the first round may seem insignificant, however it epitomises Hendry’s career; this is someone who fights to the end and is able to raise his game when it mattered. That is Hendry all over and he built his career around that.
His fans could ask for no more, the records he holds are unbelievable, I have no doubt that at some stage a player will come along who will be even better than he was, that’s sport. Until then though, Hendry snookers greatest will live long in the memory. Thank you for it all Stephen.
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