Stephen Hendry believes he can play himself into title-winning form after knocking out Mark Davis to reach the World Open last 16.

The Scot delighted the Glasgow SECC audience with a 3-0 victory over Davis, who managed only one break in double figures.

And although the 41-year-old does not believe he is performing well enough to be considered a potential champion just now, all that could change if he posts another couple of wins.

‘My confidence will come back if I have a decent run with some good performances, even just getting to a quarter or semi-final,’ Hendry said.

‘I haven't got the form behind me to be able to say I'm going to win a tournament, but if I can get to the later stages then I know how to win.’

In Tuesday night's other game, Peter Ebdon beat Ireland's Fergal O'Brien 3-2.