Hendry beats Perry in thriller

SNOOKER: Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry survived a Joe Perry fightback to win an epic first round match 10-9. Hendry capitalised on Perry’s miss on the brown to win the decider. “I’ve got a big decision to make at the end of the season, I might even retire if I win this tournament,” said Hendry. Elsewhere, Ronnie O’Sullivan leads Dominic Dale 7-2.