Dott will play

GRAEME Dott has confirmed he will defy medical advice and play in the snooker World Championship despite being treated for depression. The 30-year-old former world champion will play Chatteris-based Joe Perry in the first round on Saturday. Dott is still

GRAEME Dott has confirmed he will defy medical advice and play in the snooker World Championship despite being treated for depression.

The 30-year-old former world champion will play Chatteris-based Joe Perry in the first round on Saturday.

Dott is still trying to come to terms with the death of his father-in-law Alex Lambie after he lost his long fight with cancer in December 2006, while wife Elaine suffered a miscarriage and went through a cancer scare.

He is going through the worst spell of his professional career, having lost his last 15 matches.


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Perry would have received a bye if Dott pulled out but the Scotsman revealed his decision play on Wednesday afternoon.

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