Ding Junhui, ranked 8th in the world, faced Martin Odnail, ranked 49th in the world. He was in a low state and finally lost the top eight with a 4-6 rival. The subversive confrontation between him and OSullivan, which the fans had hoped for before the game, had also vanished.
Ding Junhuis condition in this match is also the epitome of his whole season. This season, Ding Junhui has played in four ranking competitions, and has never reached the top eight. In fact, 2018 is likely to be Ding Junjies second year without a crown in his career, and his last year without a crown was 2007, and its no exaggeration to say that his condition this year is the worst in 11 years.
In an interview with the media after the match, Ding Junhui also bluntly said: I played very badly today, because of the temperature of the venue, I did not do well in walking position, many times I played by guessing. He is not a precision-centered player, will try to play every ball well. But today we did a very bad job, and our opponents performed very well.
When asked about his opponents expression today, Ding Junhui said: He played in the middle of the day as usual, but he played badly, gave the other side too many chances, and constantly gave the other side confidence.
Speaking about the goal of this season, Ding Junhui said: I dont have a clear goal now, except for the World Championships, other events are not so focused on themselves. Or try to be as good as possible. Now the season is not over, I still have to practice every day and play every game well.
Asked about the emergence of many high-level young players and the increasing number of players in Chinas snooker, Ding Junhui said that the overall level of Chinas snooker is getting higher and higher, but our countrys own competitions are too few, which makes it difficult for everyone to have the opportunity to participate in them. Professional events, there are now five World Championships in China. But the only disadvantage is that we have not laid a solid foundation for ourselves under the circumstances of improving the overall level. As a result, many players have no other way to improve themselves except in major professional competitions.
Source: Netease Sports Author: Chino Responsible Editor: Cao Lie-e_NS1806