Snooker superstar Stephen Hendry has retired from the sport he once dominated following his latest defeat.
Once considered the greatest snooker player ever, Hendry announced he would be walking away from competitive play on Tuesday (01May12) after losing his appetite for the game.
The decision came following his world championship defeat at the hands of Stephen Maguire on Monday (30Apr12).
He tells the The Telegraph newspaper, "It was quite an easy decision... I want to do other things. I’ve got a lot of commitments now in China, which I’ve signed up for and I can’t do that and play snooker because I would never be at home."
The 43 year old became the world's number one player at 21 and remained at the top of the leader board for a decade.