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John Higgins blames Crucible pressure for struggling to defeat Tian Pengfei

Four-times champion fights back from 7-4 behind to win 10-7Anthony McGill and Kyren Wilson John Higgins blamed the suffocating Crucible pressure for his poor performance despite battling his way into the second round of the World Snooker Championship with a 10-7 win over China’s Tian Pengfei.The four-times champion hit back from 7-4 behind to win six frames on the spin, belatedly finding his form in a match that twice went over its allotted schedule time by completing his victory with two consecutive centuries. It may be the 45-year-old’s 27th appearance at the Crucible but, despite his colossal experience, Higgins admitted the venue’s weight of history was still impossible to ignore. Continue reading...


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