‘Garbage’ John Higgins hints retirement after shock UK exit

Four times world champion John Higgins has described his current game as ‘garbage’ and revealed he is considering his future in the sport.

His major revelations came after he was dumped out of the UK Championship on Saturday after a second round defeat to fellow Scot Alan McManus.

Former Masters winner McManus came back from 5-3 down before winning a final frame decider to secure a place in the third round.

After the match a dejected Higgins said his game is at all time low.

John Higgins. Picture by Monique Limbos

“I am fudging about making 30 breaks – it is garbage,” he said.

“It is a big worry. I am nearly at the end of my time in this game.

“I need to have a big think at the end of the season. I cannot put myself through this and you will not get anywhere in this game doing that.”

Meanwhile, world champion Mark Williams easily secured his place in round three after a 6-0 win against Daniel Wells.

Barry Hawkins also enjoyed a whitewash win over Ian Burns to reach the Last 32 stage of the prestigious ranking event – which will see the winner collect a cheque for £170,000.

There were also wins today for Neil Robertson, Jack Lisowski and Stephen Maguire.

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