Snooker: Higgins is hungry again

 

John Higgins admits he lost the hunger for snooker this year, but believes it has returned just in time for him to defend his world title at the Crucible next weekend.

"I could say earlier on in the season it wasn't there. But in the last week to 10 days, I'm getting the hunger back and I'm getting the butterflies and will get myself ready to do myself justice," he said.

Veteran Steve Davis failed to qualify for the tournament, losing 10-7 to world no 48 Ben Woollaston in qualifying last night.

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