Jimmy White reacts to winning World Seniors Championship after Doherty comeback

Jimmy White defended his World Seniors Snooker Championship title with a stunning 5-4 victory over Ken Doherty at the Crucible.

The Whirlwind, who defeated old nemesis Stephen Hendry in the semi-finals, was in massive trouble in Saturday’s final after Doherty raced into a 4-0 lead.

But White, a six-time World Championship runner-up, produced a brilliant comeback and won five successive frames to take the title.

White takes home £25,000 and receives an automatic place in the Champion of Champions event.

Reacting to his victory, White said: ‘I knew that if I found a bit of form during the match I had a chance.

‘Ken let me off a few times but once I got my first frame I settled. I felt really good at the end because I’m playing well in practice and playing well in the odd match.

‘My form is there so I never gave up. It was a game of two halves. Luckily enough Ken missed a few balls and I managed to win it.

‘I still love practising and working on my technique. I’m reborn again with it because I had ten years when I was struggling.

‘Now I’m back enjoying it and this is a great win for me.’

Doherty, meanwhile, said: ‘The match completely changes after the interval. I missed a few chances and Jimmy played really well.

‘It’s a bit heartbreaking because I wanted that trophy but that’s snooker. It can be cruel and it’s very disappoint for me.

‘I started to panic a little but and Jimmy was playing really well. You have to give credit to him.’

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