Gary Wilson may have strolled into the third round of the British Open with a 3-0 victory against Stephen Hendry, but the match was an ’embarrassment for him. Both snooker legends were not at their best at Leicester’s Morningside Arena. Still, Wilson took advantage of Hendry’s slow performance, seeking to reclaim his form after recently returning to competitive play. Hendry could not make the most of his opportunities, while Wilson also battled throughout, with the latter eventually winning 3-0 on Thursday. The third-round draw will occur later on Thursday, after the second round ends, with world No. 1 Judd Trump facing Stuart Bingham and world champion Mark Selby facing Ali Carter.
Wilson, 36, recognizes that he must significantly improve if he is to have a shot in the future, as he was harshly critical of his performance in his post-match interview.
Wilson told ITV, “I’m always honest, and I’m going, being honest, I don’t know what to say about that game.”
“To be honest, the whole match was an embarrassment. Stephen would probably tell you the same thing if he was completely honest.” And also, the balls that were being snatched and missed, oh, the balls that were being snatched and missed. “It was awful,” says the narrator.
Wilson, from Tyneside, then went into more detail about his annoyances, admitting that he was angry with himself for allowing his outburst to get the best of him.
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