Maguire wary of in-form Hendry
Stephen Maguire is out to stop Stephen Hendry at the Crucible but knows the veteran is now focused on more World Championship glory.
Hendry, a seven-time winner of Snooker's top event, faces fellow Scot Maguire in the quarter-finals in Sheffield on Tuesday after an unexpected charge to the last eight during which he has rolled back the years. The experienced star has not won the World Championship since 1999 but has looked in great shape so far and now Maguire must stop him if he is to realise his own Crucible dreams. The pair know each other well and Maguire admits to being a big fan of his upcoming opponent when he was learning the game as a youngster and knows Hendry will now fancy his chances of an unlikely eighth world title in 2012. "I started watching snooker at 10 or 11, and at that point he won everything, he was incredible, and he was always on TV," Maguire said. "I was lucky enough to practice with him when I was 14, 15, and I probably tried to base my game on the way I watched him on TV." "I've known Stephen for years and I don't think he ever comes into a tournament thinking he can't win it," he added. "I don't think this tournament is any different. He's in the quarter-finals of the World Championship and this is his second home, so he'll only have one thing on his mind: winning that trophy."