The 25 game fight for 13 was divided into three stages. At the end of the first two stages, the two fought 4-4 and 8-8 respectively, and they could not score without division. OSullivan is older, while Ding Junhui is older. It is not too much to say that he is evenly matched. However, in the final nine games, OSullivan revealed the actual strength and details of the first person in the world snooker arena. Taking advantage of Ding Junhuis few mistakes, he took the lead in winning five innings, fixed the total score at 13-8, and promoted the victory, leaving Xiao Hui with regret once again.
Ding Junhui didnt show too much regret and dissatisfaction with himself when he resumed the third stage of the game. He just said, in the 20th set, I didnt get the basketball in place. I may have chosen a wrong way of attack, and there are not too many regrets.
Before the start of the world championships, Ding Junhui and OSullivan had played 21 times. Ding Junhui was 5 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses, which was absolutely inferior. But in this seasons British championship, the last time the two sides met, Ding Junhui won 6-4 until he reached the final. In the world championships, Ding Junhui won 13-10 in 2017. So although OSullivan set a record for the shortest single shot out time (14 seconds) in the first round of this tournament, and beat Thailands top player tajaya 10-1, Ding Junhui is not afraid.
Hard to reach the top of snookers world
Ding Junhui is still the best snooker player in China, no matter because of the unfavorable signing or other reasons, and his status and achievements are unique for many years, which can not be denied. At the same time, his comprehensive strength has always been unable to reach the top of snookers world. If he passes the rocket pass, there will be trump, Selby, Robertson, Mark Williams and other world championship champions waiting for him in the last eight. It is really difficult to win the championship.
For Ding Junhui, who was born in 1987, he is not old or young in snooker. After all, Higgins, Williams and OSullivan, the three top 75, are still in the competition, and can also play 147 full points in the world championships. Ding Junhui is still confident and eager to win the world Championship. But after all, with the growth of age and the emergence of a large number of new forces, his road to winning the championship will be more and more tortuous and difficult.
In the British championship at the end of last year, Ding Junhui beat Maguire 10-6 and won the ranking championship after 805 days. Ding Junhui said: I want to regain my confidence. I dont need to prove myself to anyone. I just want to win. This is my dream. In the past two or three years, Ding Junhui has given the fans the unpleasant impression of one round Tour, two rounds Tour and being shocked when he participated in various ranking competitions.
Today, Ding Junhuis achievements still cant let him and the majority of fans very satisfied. Although it was related to the early encounter with OSullivan and the suspension of most of the events during the epidemic, 254 days passed after all. He also spent his 33rd birthday in the long wait. The time was really waiting for no one.
The focus of life turns to family, more relaxed
Of course, now Xiaoding is different from the days when he devoted himself to training without any worries. With the continuous growth of his lovely daughter, Ding Junhuis responsibility as a father is becoming more and more important.
The fans who love Ding Junhui should be happy for Ding Junhuis happiness by turning his focus to his family. It is also a fathers duty to spend more time with his daughter. But at the same time, it is inevitable that Ding Junhui cant spend ten hours a day on billiards training, at least not every day.
Whats more different from some previous games is that Ding Junhuis smile seems to be growing more and more relaxed. All this can reflect his state of mind, he has become more open and mature. In a recent post match interview, he rarely joked with reporters and talked more than ever before. Ding Junhui revealed his daughters name to the media at the press conference for the first time: my daughters name is Ding Wenzhu. She is very healthy, and now she is more and more mischievous. She has some recognition. My wife, I and other family members can hold her at home. If others hold her, she will resist.
In the past year or two, the reason why he has left the impression that his achievements are not so good for the fans is that people expect too much from Ding Junhui, which is far beyond the requirements of other domestic players. In fact, Ding Junhui is not bad. He is also a representative and outstanding figure of snooker in China. Of course, whether he can realize his dream of winning the world championship as soon as possible in the future depends on Ding Junhuis own determination and perseverance, and he must seize the time.
Source: Wang Chengcheng, editor in charge of Beijing Youth Daily_ NB12651