Snooker legend Stephen Hendry is going to make his comeback after eight years. He has accepted an invitation to play on the World Tour for the next two years. The Scotsman said goodbye to Stephen Maguire (13-2) after a defeat at the 2012 World Cup.
51-year-old Hendry dominated the sport in the 1990s. He was the number one in the world for eight years and won the world title seven times.
“I don’t really have expectations in terms of performance. It feels like a good moment to see what I can still do”, said the Scotsman.
Also fellow veterans Jimmy White (58), Ken Doherty (50) and James Wattana (50) will return to the World Tour.
The return of the veterans follows the world title of another veteran: 44-year-old Ronnie O’Sullivan crowned himself best in the world for the sixth time last month. During that tournament the Englishman was critical of the current generation of snooker players
“If you look at the current level… the young players are so bad, they’re not even amateurs,” said the flamboyant O’Sullivan. “Only if I missed an arm and a leg, I might fall out of the top 50 in the world.”