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Last Updated: Friday, 25 April, 2003, 20:34 GMT 21:34 UK
Hendry squeezes through
By Phil Harlow
BBC Sport at the Crucible

Former world champion Stephen Hendry
Hendry is struggling for form

Stephen Hendry was made to dig deep on his way to a 13-10 second-round win over fellow Scot Drew Henry.

The final session began with Hendry 9-7 in front, but Henry wasted no time in taking the first three frames of the session to edge 10-9 in front.

But the threat of an upset was averted as Hendry hit back with three frames in a row including breaks of 58 and 130.

And when Henry missed a simple red with the rest in the last frame, Hendry cleared up to move into the quarter-finals where he will play Mark Williams or Quinten Hann.

"Drew's such a tough player to play," said Hendry afterwards.

"He never gave up the whole match but fortunately I was able to raise a gear when I needed it."

Hendry is second-favourite behind Mark Williams to win the tournament after Ronnie O'Sullivan's surprise first-round exit.

But the 34-year-old Scot insists it is still a strong field.

"There are more players than Ronnie - there's plenty of quality there."


Second round result:

Stephen Hendry (Sco) 13-10 Drew Henry (Sco) 44-68, 35-71 (64), 28-65, 74-48, 59-23 (54), 117-4 (115), 83-18, 69-55, 65-32, 54-68, 114-0 (114), 22-60, 100-13 (65), 1-109 (86), 72-42, 59-1, 53-61 (57), 7-69 (69), 64-72 (59 Hendry), 63-7 (58) 130-0 (130), 62-26, 72-25 (66)




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