Ding Junhui had lost three World Championships and qualifying matches to his opponents. In the two stages of the match, Ding Junhui took the lead first, but Hawkins came after him. In the 1/4 finals of this years World Championships, Ding Junhui lost 5-13 points to Hawkins. Compared with that defeat, Ding Junhuis performance in the semi-finals of the Shanghai match was much better.
This time I played a lot better than last time, in fact, in the end was an opportunity, he seized his opportunity, I can not do anything, the last three games are he has been playing, is a win, the last few games he played very well, I did not get on the phone. Ding Junhui said after the match.
Ding Junhui must have regretted losing the 9-7 lead, just one step from the final. But despite losing the game in such a way, his mood was not affected. He even claimed that there were more bad ways of losing than this game. This defeat was nothing at all.
At the beginning of the season, Ding Junhui, a new father, also has his own plan to participate in the competition. Now a years events, I will generally participate in domestic competitions, other like the English Championships, World Championships and Masters, there are also stipulated points in the top 8, 16, 32 should participate in the three competitions, other competitions may be I wont fight.
Hawkins, who defeated Ding Junhui again, was very happy to win the game. Ding Junhui played very well from the beginning, and then he felt better and better. At the end of the day, I was very nervous, and it was not easy to win. Speaking of the final against OSullivan, Hawkinstein said his record was not good, If you dont play him well, you lose, so I must play well.