Stephen Hendry could do nothing against the brilliance of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Picture: WST)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh produced as good a performance as you are likely to see over a best-of-11 frame match, knocking in five centuries in a 6-1 demolition of Stephen Hendry at the UK Championship.
The Thai star is capable of brilliant, and although he doesn’t always show it, he was at his sublime best in York as he demolished the seven-time world champion.
Breaks of 136, 129, 107, 106, 100, 59 and 52 were made by the man known as F1, with Hendry managing to pinch the fourth frame of the match with a break of 57 himself.
Hendry scored 64 points in the frame he won, but just one further point in the other six frames, but there was little that could be done against the Thai’s quality.
F1 lived up to his nickname as well, finishing the match with an incredible average shot time of just 14.2 seconds.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh showed his immense talent against the seven-time world champ (Picture: Getty Images)
Thepchaiya becomes only the fourth man in snooker history to make five centuries in a best-of-11 match after Fergal O’Brien, Judd Trump and Matt Selt.
The stunning performance books Thepchaiya a spot in the last 64 where he will meet either Zhao Xintong or Yuan Sijun.
The 36-year-old’s only ranking title came at the 2019 Shoot Out, but when he plays like this it is baffling that he has not achieved more success.
He has appeared at the Crucible three times but is yet to win a match on snooker’s biggest stage, although his draws have not been kind, losing to Judd Trump, John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan in Sheffield.
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Original Article: metro.co.uk