Stephen Hendry, a dominant force in snooker for nigh on two decades, announced his retirement last night after losing in the quarter-finals of the Betfred.com World Championship.
The 43-year-old won seven world titles at the Crucible and bowed out of the sport after a 13-2 defeat to fellow Scot Stephen Maguire.
"I am officially retired now from tournament snooker," said Hendry. "I made the decision about three months ago. I didn't tell many people. I only told two or three people, but this is me finished from tournament snooker.
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