Stephen Hendry stuck in broken lift at Snooker Championship

April 19, 2022
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Stephen Hendry could have been forgiven for going Snooker Loopy after getting stuck inside a broken-down hotel lift - but the ice-cold Scot kept his cool.

Despite being firmly snookered on the third floor of the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa, seven-time world champion Hendry made light of the situation on Instagram. He posted a selfie to his story before taking a quick video to inform fans of his predicament.

"Still here in the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's, Sheffield," he said while sat on the floor of the lift. "Every year these lifts go out of order and obviously, this year, I've become a victim.

"Half an hour apparently until the engineer's coming. So, yeah, enjoying my own company," he added before turning his phone camera around to show a deserted lift. "Good times," he concluded while letting out a large sigh.

Fortunately, it appears Hendry was eventually rescued from the lift on Sunday night as he appeared on BBC's coverage of the World Championship on Monday.

Which sports star would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? Let us know in the comments section.

Hendy posted a video on his Instagram story
Hendy posted a video on his Instagram story

The first round at the Crucible has not been without its shocks. Barry Hawkins and Shaun Murphy were sent packing in the opening round, with Hawkins' defeat of particular surprise.

The Hawk had been in decent form but came unstuck against Welshman Jackson Page, who will now face fellow countryman Mark Williams in the second round.

He even posted an image of the elevator sign saying 'out of service'
He even posted an image of the elevator sign saying 'out of service'

Elsewhere, Ronnie O'Sullivan fought back to defeat David Gilbert, while Mark Allen, Neil Robertson and Zhao Xintong also made it through.

Belgian ace Luca Brecel gets his tournament underway against Thailand's Noppon Saengkham. He branded the latest generation of British potters as "lazy" and "impatient" in a no holds barred interview on the eve of his appearance.

"For the new generation (of British players) it’s all about social media and money," Brecel said. "These days they all seem so lazy and it will be difficult for more players like (John) Higgins and (Mark) Williams to break through."

And Brecel clearly fancies his chances of lifting the Crucible title for the very first time. He added: "I’ve got my problems out of the way on and off the table and I’ve had a different season this year. I feel like this year I’ve got my best chance to go far."

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