Hendry eyes title No.8
Scotsman Stephen Hendry believes he has the ability to go on and claim his eighth World Championship at the Crucible this year.
The 43-year-old has shown glimpses of the form that took him to the top of the world rankings and helped him secure seven World Championships, with the last coming backing in 1999. Hendry has already booked his place in the quarter-finals of the competition in Sheffield, thanks to a convincing 13-4 victory over out-of-form defending champion John Higgins. Now Hendry is looking forward to his last-eight showdown with fellow Scot Stephen Maguire, who has also looked in good touch at the Crucible this week, after his 13-7 win over Joe Perry. Hendry is full of confidence going into his match on Tuesday and believes he can go all the way this year. He told the BBC: "Of course I can [win it]. But there are a few other players who will have something to say about that. "I'm hitting the ball as well as I have for a long time and there's no place where I feel more comfortable than the Crucible."