Hendry set for Higgins test
Stephen Hendry has admitted he is looking forward to taking on John Higgins in the second round of the World Snooker Championship.
The 43-year-old looked in good touch in his first-round encounter with Stuart Bingham has he earned an 8-1 lead overnight before finishing the game off on Sunday, eventually winning 10-4. Hendry recorded his third 147 maximum at the Crucible and finished the game off with an accomplished break of 96, to set up a highly anticipated clash with his fellow Scot Higgins in the second round of the prestigious event in Sheffield. Defending champion Higgins saw off the challenge of Liang Wenbo in his first round encounter, winning 10-9 in a relatively even contest. Having seen off Bingham, Hendry is looking forward to taking on his fellow countryman when the two greats of the game meet in the second round tie on Friday. He said: "Everyone wants to be 8-1 up but it's hard to have the same intensity you had at the start of the match. "Overall I played really well in the match, topped off by the maximum which I'm delighted about. "Now it's John and I can't wait, I'm really looking forward to it."