Ding Junhui Rockets wins two bids in the second round of World Championships from cold to hot
The top 16 of the 2018 Snookerare all produced, and the temperature on the field has also changed from cold to hot. Two seed battles will be staged in the second round, and O’Sullivan and unfortunately “won the bid.” Among them, Ding Junhui played against McGill, a rising star born in the 1990s, and the Rockets faced Captain Carter.
The World Championships schedule is very long, comparable to the marathon in professional snooker, and it only lasted for six days in the first round. Chills hit frequently in the first half. Seed players led by the defending champion and the world’s No. 1 Selby continued to be the subject of exposure. In addition to Murphy and Robertson of the same generation who accompanied him home early, there are also powerful veterans Bingham and Bingham. Fu Jiajun, and the post-95 star Brecher, who has always been optimistic about his future, and so on. The cold start of this World Championships is rare in previous years.
However, with the last two seeds of the first round-Trump and McGill-thrilling to get the top 16 tickets, this World Championships finally turned from cold to hot. Although both of them passed the risk, they still won, making the top 16 lineup less ugly.
The upper and lower halves are unevenly hot and cold. In the upper half, all seeds are played against non-seeds. The second half was not so lucky. The only two seed battles were won by Ding Junhui and O’Sullivan.
But for Ding Junhui, meeting the 14th seed McGill may have more chances than facing the top qualifier Ryan Day. Ryan Day has reached the pinnacle of his career with two ranking champions this season, and his morale is strong. The first round of 140+ showed murderousness with two shots. Although McGill is on an upward trend, it has not yet reached a very stable state. Therefore, as long as there is no accident, Ding Junhui’s chance of winning in the second round is not small.
Another seed battle was between top star O’Sullivan and Carter. Carter entered the World Championship finals twice before, but O’Sullivan personally ended his dream of a world championship. Now that they met early in the second round, the captain who was armed with light is expected to usher in a good opportunity for revenge.
From the perspective of age composition, there are as many as seven people in the 70s, almost half of the country, and the remaining veterans in terms of strength are also very scary-not only the 75 three masters who continue to dominate and dominate, but also quite difficult to deal with. Hawkins and Joe Perry.
After 90, he got 4 tickets from the top 16. Karen Wilson, McGill and Lisofsky have already laid a certain foundation, and Lu Haotian, who broke into Crucible for the first time, faces a greater challenge.
Whether the post-80s can continue to seize the class depends on the performance of Ding Junhui, Trump and Mark Allen. In the second round, there were 13 wins in 25 rounds. The World Championships were full of mists, and no one would dare to win without saying anything until the last minute.