In 2001, I went to an ordinary house in the outer London suburbs with a very large extension.
In this disproportionately large room was a snooker table and the well mannered, dignified teenager slotting balls elegantly into the pockets was Shaun Murphy.
Congratulations tonight Shaun on trouncing world number one Neil Robertson 10-2 in the final of the Masters to become only the 10th player to complete snooker’s ‘Triple Crown’.
Shaun was one of a series of ‘Contenders’ I shot for the magazine.
Young prospects tipped by experts as having potential to do very well in their respective sports.
I intend to revisit this project to reflect on how everyone did. Here’s a picture from the shoot.