Ding Junhui lost 2-0 and missed the top 4, O’Sullivan broke a hundred and turned around 6-3
In the early morning of March 22, Beijing time, the 2018 Snooker Players Championship continued. In the second round of the much-watched “Ding Olympic Games”,opened with a strong 2-0. O’Sullivan made a post-control and showed a three-shot break. In the end, Ding Junhui was reversed 3-6 and missed the semi-finals.
This season, O’Sullivan’s strong posture is obvious to all. So far, he has won four championships in selective competitions. Among them, in the Grand Prix final at the beginning of the year, Ding Junhui, who had recovered from his condition, lost to him and passed the second championship of the season.
This time, Ding Junhui was calm and calm, hitting a 50-point stroke in the first game and winning the lead 87-2. O’Sullivan scored 51 points in a single stroke in the second game, and Ding Junhui was unceremonious 84-51 to make another victory and scored a good 2-0 start.
After, O’Sullivan made some adjustments and seized the key opportunity to win the third game 66-40. In the fourth game, O’Sullivan scored 134 points on a single stroke and tied Ding Junhui 2-2 in one fell swoop.
After the break, the game further developed in favor of O’Sullivan. In the fifth game, O’Sullivan scored 34 points and interrupted, and Ding Junhui recovered 27 points and defended carefully. A few rounds later, O’Sullivan broke through again, adding 32 points on a single stroke to win the game and overtook Ding Junhui 3-2.
In the sixth inning, Ding Junhui’s defense that was quite in place was broken by O’Sullivan with precision from far away, but this time he had to switch to defense with only 7 points. Ding Junhui quickly found the fighter, and after he succeeded, he played very intensively. In the end, he returned 119 points cleanly, and the two sides shook hands 3-3 to make a peace.
In the seventh game, Ding Junhui made a decisive shot with a far station. The goal ball slammed into the hole. However, the cue ball was unlucky and smashed. After that, Ding Junhui attacked again from afar, only scoring 6 points and was interrupted by failing to make the ball. O’Sullivan attacked the middle of the bag and blasted the ball around the Taiwan. Ding Junhui didn’t grasp the chance of sending it in vain. The red ball deviated and stopped at the mouth of the top pocket. O’Sullivan won with 75 points on a single stroke, 4-3.
In the eighth game, Ding Junhui once again took the lead with one shot from the far stage, scoring 25 points in a row and making a mistake on the black ball. O’Sullivan scored the game with 100 points on a single stroke and took the lead in winning the match point 5-3.
In the ninth game, Ding Junhui once got started, scored 7 points and missed the black ball, missing the opportunity to chase points. O’Sullivan, who was very hot in the hand, secured the victory with 121 points on a single stroke, so Ding Junhui was reversed 3-6 and missed the semi-finals.