Stephen Hendry claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Patsy Fagan at the Crucible in their World Seniors Snooker Championship last-16 clash.
The seven-times world champion kicked off with a break of 44 to take the opening frame before motoring through the best of five contest with 1977 UK Championship winner, Fagan.
Hendry edged a scrappy second frame before a break of 81 clinched a win that he felt was somewhat fortunate given the run of the balls.
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“It’s so frustrating,” said the 36-times ranking event winner.
I have two different cue actions, one when I practice and another when I come in here. Another day and I lose that match. I was very lucky. I made a break in that last frame and my cue ball was social distancing from the object ball!
Hendry recently made a comeback on the professional tour, but saw his hopes of a fairytale return to the Crucible’s main draw ended by world No.82 Xu Si 6-1 in a one-sided qualifier.
The man nicknamed the King of the Crucible remains a major threat in the seniors and will now meet Brazil's Igor Figueiredo or 1991 world champion John Parrott in the last eight. Defending champion Jimmy White faces Tony Knowles on Friday.
Darren Morgan hit the highest break of the event so far with a run of 112 in a 3-2 win over fellow Welshman Lee Walker.
The 1994 world semi-finalist also finished with breaks of 52 and 64 to secure a potential meeting with White in the last eight.
“I’m really pleased with the way I cued," said Morgan. "I have been practising; the last three weeks I’ve been going into my club for an hour every morning. In practice I’ve been playing great.”

Last 16 results

  • Jimmy White v Tony Knowles
  • Lee Walker 2-3 Darren Morgan
  • Igor Figueiredo v John Parrott
  • Stephen Hendry 3-0 Patsy Fagan
  • Michael Judge 2-3 Patrick Wallace
  • Barry Pinches v Dennis Taylor
  • David Lilley 3-1 Philip Williams
  • Ken Doherty v Joe Johnson
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