Stephen Hendry became a seven-time world champion in the 1990s but it was his victim in four of those finals, Jimmy White, who would become immortalised as a People's Champion. Our Chris Hammer reflects on a rivalry that gripped the nation.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 – JIMMY WHITE: 'WINNING WORLD TITLE COULD HAVE PUT ME IN EARLY GRAVE'
Jimmy White infamously lost six World Championship finals between 1984 and 1994, but has revealed his failure to lift snooker's biggest trophy might have been a blessing in disguise. At the age of 58, White faces his old nemesis Stephen Hendry in the first round of qualifying for this year's event. He said he lost four world finals to Hendry while battling cocaine and alcohol addiction. :
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SNOOKER 2021 - '10 GRAMS OF COCAINE' - JIMMY WHITE ON DEFEATS TO STEPHEN HENDRY
Jimmy White continues to play professional snooker into his fifties and will welcome fellow veteran Stephen Hendry back to the table when the pair meet in the World Championship next week. White gave an interview detailing his drink and drug use at the height of his fame, something he believes held him back against Hendry. :