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I feel like packing it in, says Greene


Gerard Greene
Gerard Greene

By Ross Lawson

Gerard Greene's snooker cue is lucky to be in one piece after his English Open first-round performance left his career at rock-bottom.

The 45-year-old - whose parents hail from Belfast - endured a topsy-turvy encounter in which China's Tian Pengfei edged the contest 4-3 on the final black.

His disappointment was clear to see, and Greene - who competed in his first season as a professional back in 1993 - is struggling to see light at the end of the tunnel.

He said: "I thought I had a good chance with the game at 3-3, I had a good break of 41 but just didn't quite get on the black. After that, I was very poor.

"I'm finding it really difficult. It was rubbish and I felt as soon as I picked up the cue I was guaranteed to lose. I feel like breaking my cue and packing it in because I know I can play a thousand times better than that."

Greene's Crawley defeat is just the latest in a succession of disappointments - one he feels could be terminal for his career.

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