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  Monday, 6 May, 2002, 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK
Ebdon takes title

Embassy World Snooker Championship, The Crucible, Sheffield

Peter Ebdon 18-17 Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry looked deep in thought early on day two of the World Snooker Championship final
Stephen Hendry began the day with a four frame deficit, trailing Peter Ebdon 10-6

Stephen Hendry and Peter Ebdon in action on day two of the final at the Crucible
Both players showed early nerves, Hendry's potting was erratic and Ebdon made some strange shot selections

Peter Ebdon is deep in concentration at the Crucible
Hendry took three consecutive frames to make it 11-9 and give Ebdon something to think about at the mid-session break

Hendry's break-building skills are as sharp as ever
Stephen Hendry hit 16 tournament hundreds at the Crucible this year passing John Higgins' record of 14

Ebdon has cited his family as the main inspiration behind his astonishing victory
Peter Ebdon poses with his daughter, Clarissa after his thrilling final-frame victory

The match was played in an exemplary spirit with both players keen to credit the other for a fantastic match
Ebdon can hardly contain his jubilation, while Hendry cannot bear to watch

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