Hendry calls time on snooker
Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has decided to retire from the game after his exit from the World Championships on Tuesday.
The Scot, who last won the prestigious tournament back in 1999, suffered a 13-2 defeat at the hands of countryman Stephen Maguire at the quarter-final stages. Hendry looked like he was getting back to his best snooker earlier in the tournament at the famous Crucible venue, when he knocked in a 147 maximum against Stuart Bingham. However, the 43-year-old decided he would call time on a fine career in the game following his exit from the tournament to focus on his family and his commitments outside of snooker. After the quarter-final exit to Maguire, Hendry said: "I made the decision about three months ago. "It was quite an easy decision. There's a few reasons. The schedule didn't help. The fact that I'm not playing the snooker I want to play didn't help. The fact I'm not enjoying practice doesn't help. "I want to do other things. I've got a lot of commitments now in China, which I've signed up for and I can't do that and play snooker because I would never be at home."