China News Service, August 10th. In the early morning of the 10th, Beijing time, the 2020 Snooker World Championships ended the second round of the race. Chinese player Ding Junhui lost to the Rockets O'Sullivan at 10:13 and missed the quarterfinals.
Image source of the game scene: Benjamin Mole/WST
In the previous two stages of the game, the two sides did not distinguish between each other. After 16 rounds, the battle reached 8:8. In the third stage of the game that day, O'Sullivan played steadily and did not leave Ding Junhui too many opportunities. Although Ding Junhui also scored 80+ of 2 shots, O'Sullivan, with his superb technique, scored 117 points in one shot, plus 4 shots of 60+, and finally successfully advanced with a score of 13:10.
Ding Junhui is in the game. Image Credit: Benjamin Mole/WST
Although he lost the game, Ding Junhui thought that he was doing well: "Able to hit 8:8 and the blue ball did not get in place in the 20th set. At that time, there were two choices. Maybe he chose a wrong offensive method. Not too much regret. I played well the whole game."
O'Sullivan in the game. Image Credit: Benjamin Mole/WST
It is worth mentioning that this is the 19th time O'Sullivan has reached the top 8 of the World Championships, tying the record held by Hendry. In the quarter-finals, O'Sullivan will face Mark Williams. (Finish)