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'The most amazing shot in history' leaves fans stunned at the Masters

Viewers could had believe what they saw during Stephen Maguire’s comeback win.

Stephen Maguire rallied from 5-1 down to book his place in the quarter-finals.
Stephen Maguire rallied from 5-1 down to book his place in the quarter-finals.

THIS WAS A bit of a bonkers moment.

Stephen Maguire hit what TV commentator Steve Davis described as “the most amazing shot in the history of snooker” during the Scotsman’s clash with Neil Robertson in the Masters today.

Maguire was trailing 5-1 in the opening round of the competition, when he stood over what looked like a routine pot shot at one of the corner pockets.

The world number 15 released a powerful hit, only to see the red ball crash off the pocket and fly up into the air before landing back on the table. The ball then started spinning backwards and rolled into the pocket.

But there was more to come.

While the audience at the Alexandra Palace was trying to digest that backspin shot, the cue ball flew over a group of reds before moving up the table and falling into another corner for a foul.

Both Maguire and Robertson were stunned by what had just unfolded, with the former going on to complete a remarkable comeback and clinch a 6-5 victory.

Maguire will now progress to the quarter-finals where he will take on either Mark Allen or David Gilbert whose clash takes place later this evening. 

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