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Perry learning to handle pressure

Joe Perry
Perry eventually lost 17-15 to Ali Carter in the semi-final in Sheffield

Cambridgeshire snooker player Joe Perry has said he is learning to cope with the high pressure of major tournaments.

Perry, 33, who reached the semi-final of the 2008 World Championship admitted he has suffered with nerves throughout his career.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "Some days they [the nerves] work for you, some days they work against you.

"The more you do, the easier it becomes as you get used to the situations and learn how deal with them better."

Perry, from Chatteris, has risen to 12th in the world rankings following his semi-final appearance in Sheffield.

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