Stephen Hendry rolls back the years with stunning win over Ronnie O’Sullivan

Stephen Hendry rolled back the years on Wednesday when he produced a stunning win against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the latest of their exhibition contests.

Stephen Hendry. Picture by Monique Limbos

Hendry and O’Sullivan are currently competing in Bulgaria where they are reviving their intense rivalry from the 1990s and 2000s in a series of matches taking place all over the southern European country.

O’Sullivan thrashed Hendry in the first of four winner-takes-all matches on Tuesday but Wednesday night’s duel in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia produced a wonderful contest.

Hendry looked to have the game in the bag when he took a 5-2 lead against the Rocket but O’Sullivan came storming back to force a decider.

And O’Sullivan looked like he was going to win it when he opened a 60+ lead in the eleventh frame but a miss while on a 147 attempt allowed Hendry to sensationally clear the table with a stunning break of 75 to take the match 6-5.

The pair will face each other again later tonight in Varna before their series of matches concludes on Friday with a match in Burgas.

The exhibition matches have been organised by Jason Francis who also runs the Snooker Legends tour and the newly reformed World Seniors Championship.

The above picture was taken by snooker photographer Monique Limbos. Check out more pictures here.

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  1. Pingback: Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty battle again 20 years after memorable Crucible final | The Old Green Baize

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