In the early morning of September 25, Beijing time, the 2020 Snooker European Masters ended the second round of competition. Chinese player Ding Junhui continued to play triumphantly and defeated Iranian Wafi 5-3 to advance to the third round; while the world championship six champion Ronnie O'Sullivan won the second round without a fight in the first round. Not in the state, 4-5 lost to Ireland's post-00 teenager Allen Hill, was eliminated.
After sweeping his compatriot Yuan Sijun 5-0 in the first round, Ding Junhui didn't feel very good in this game. This was the first contest between him and an Iranian player, and both sides played a little abnormally.
In the first game, the two sides played very close together, and the accuracy was not very good. Although Wafi scored a god-level pass goal, his continuous scoring ability was not good. At the same time, he failed to seize the opportunity of Ding Junhui's major error on the last red ball, and finally lost 48-73.
In the second game, after Ding Junhui scored 20 points, the two sides fell into a hard fight. Subsequently, Wafi caught Ding Junhui for a leak. After scoring 59 points on a single stroke, Snooker forced Ding Junhui to be consecutively penalized, and finally recovered a game 79-56 with a big score of 1-1.
In the third game, Ding Junhui played a touch, scored 81 points in one stroke, and finally cleared to the pink ball over the score, winning another game with 87-21, leading by 2-1. In the fourth game, Wafi made a defensive mistake. Ding Junhui seized the opportunity to get started. After clearing the ball, he scored 107 points in a single stroke and won another game 120-0, leading 3-1 to enter the halftime.
Returning from a break, in the fifth game, Wafi took the lead and scored 100 points in a single stroke, winning 100-0 and chasing the big score to 2-3. In the sixth game, after Waffi scored 13 points, Ding Junhui did not give his opponent any more chances. He scored 73 points on a single stroke and scored 73-13 to win the match point with a big score of 4-2.
However, the Iranians did not give up. In the seventh game, Wafi scored 69 points in a single shot, while Ding Junhui accidentally dropped the cue ball when chasing points and was fined 4 points. In this way, Wafi saved a match point 73-24 and tied the big score 3-4.
In the crucial eighth game, both sides reappeared in the first two innings, and neither felt very good. Ding Junhui did not enter the stage continuously and missed the mobile phone meeting, and Wafi also gave a big gift at the beginning, which led to Ding Junhui finally won the game 63-49, won 5-3, and advanced to the third round.
The "Rocket", who received the gift of retirement because his opponent was found to have tested positive for the new crown pneumonia virus in the first round, officially appeared in the second round. However, when he entered the game with a yawn, he was obviously not yet in the state.
In the first game, Hill scored 74 points on a single stroke and scored 74-27. In the second game, O'Sullivan still did not find his state. The two sides played the most stalemate, but in the end, Hill won another game 72-16, leading 2-0.
In the third game, although O'Sullivan failed to score a single shot, he still closed his opponent 85-0 and recovered one game. In the fourth game, Hill once again scored 52 points on a single stroke and won another game 69-12. The big score was 3-1 and entered the intermission.
After returning from a break, O'Sullivan began to recover, winning 3 games in a row and getting the match point first. In the fifth game, O'Sullivan found some feeling and won another game with 94-1, and the big score was 2-3. In the sixth inning, O'Sullivan continued to improve, scoring consecutive 64 and 58 points in a single stroke, pulling another game 122-7 to tie the big score 3-3. In the seventh inning, O'Sullivan scored 102 points in a single stroke to break the 100, winning another game with a score of 109-9 and a 4-3 lead to get the match point.
However, in desperation, the teenager Hill played well. In the eighth game, he closed O'Sullivan 68-0 and tied the game to 4-4, dragging the game into a deciding game. In the crucial ninth game, O'Sullivan failed to perform at a high level, and Hill once again scored 78 points in a single shot, won 84-28, and knocked out the Rockets 5-4 and advanced to third place. wheel.