Stephen Hendry is out of China Open

NORTHERN IRELAND'S Mark Allen came from 4-2 down to beat Stephen Hendry 5-4 and set up a semi-final with fellow young gun Ding Junhui at the China Open snooker in Beijing.

Seven-time world champion Hendry looked set for a place in the semi-finals after using all his experience to move to within a frame of victory over his 24-year-old opponent.

However, left-hander Allen hit back to win three frames in succession, sealing victory with a break of 77 in the decider.