Ding Junhui gives an explanation for the first round of the Masters Tournament
China’s number one snooker playerfailed to bring to London the fiery state of winning the British Championship more than a month ago. On the 12th, he lost to Perry in the first round of the 3:6, bidding farewell to this world’s top 16 Players participate in the heavyweight invitational tournament.
Ding Junhui qualified for the Masters with the world’s ninth ranking, facing the world’s 16th Perry in the first round. Despite allowing his opponent to win the first game, Ding Junhui cleared the table with a single stroke of 135 in the second game, showing a good touch. Since then, Perry led twice, Ding Junhui tied twice, and the two entered the halftime with 3:3.
returned to the table, Perry won the seventh game with 93 points in a single stroke, which was also his highest score in a single stroke of the night. In the next two games, Ding Junhui had a chance to get started, but did not grasp it. Perry finally moved to the next two cities to lock the score at 6:3.
Ding Junhui said after the game that he “has a little lack of concentration in the second half of the game, and I can’t see some balls clearly” and “because I have a bit of cold, so my mental state is not good.” In addition, he just changed a new leather head, not very comfortable, “the ball is not in place, it has something to do with the leather head.” Of course, he still emphasized that he lost because he had a chance and didn’t grasp it, and the opponent played very well. When there is a ball on the table, the opponent always clears the table.
45-year-old Perry said frankly that the intermission came at the right time because he felt a little struggling afterwards although he felt good at the start. Speaking of Ding Junhui, Perry said: “He has been one of the best players in the world for a long time. When he is in a state, such as the British Championship, he is almost invincible. It is natural to encounter such an opponent in the draw. It’s difficult, but if he accidentally misses a goal or two, you have to take the opportunity.”
After more than two years of ranking championship shortage, Ding Junhui finally bottomed out in December last year and won the British Championship, one of the three major snooker tournaments for the third time. Despite the “first round trip” this time, Ding Junhui, 32, is not heavy. “I didn’t see any problems after I lost, and I didn’t know what to do. Now I have a lot of clarity. I know where I lost and I will deliberately strengthen it in training. A lot of problems will arise, but it’s okay, because everything you do now There are plans and goals.”
Next, Ding Junhui will participate in the European Masters in Austria from January 22 to 26. “I hope to celebrate the Spring Festival in the competition.” Ding Junhui said.
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