On the evening of September 26, Beijing time, the 2020 Snooker European Masters started the quarter-finals competition. Chinese player Ding Junhui failed to stage a comeback in the last round. After winning one game first, he lost 5 games in a row and lost 1-5 to three-time World Championship winner Mark Selby, and missed the quarterfinals.
Before this game, the two sides had played against each other 21 times. Among them, Ding Junhui had 10 wins and 11 losses. However, in today's game, Selby gave full play to his advantage of "grinding king", the game often fell into a stalemate, and Ding Junhui himself also made many fatal mistakes, which eventually led to the crash. As the 4 games were going on at the same time, the sound of other venues had some impact on Selby. During the game, he stopped and re-targeted repeatedly due to the sound of the ball hitting the ball next door.
In the first round, Ding Junhui started. Searle got started first, but after 7 points in a single stroke, the red ball on the right bottom pocket did not score. Ding Junhui made the ball, Selby scored a red ball and putt for defense. After a lot of seesaw, Selby put the red ball into the right bottom pocket before defending. After Selby scored another 1 point to defend, Ding Junhui did not touch the red ball when he solved the ball and was fined 4 points. But in the next defense, Selby missed the ball. Ding Junhui seized the opportunity to get started, cleared the stage with one stroke, scored 93 points on a single stroke, won the first game 93-14, leading 1-0 with a big score.
In the second game, Selby kicked off. Ding Junhui defended, but the red ball was bad luck and hit the black ball and stayed near the pocket. Selby scored the red ball in the right bottom pocket, but unfortunately, after he scored 24 points in a single shot and K opened the red ball pile, the offensive left pocket did not score the red ball. Next, when defending, both sides also tried a few shots, but they were unsuccessful. It was Selby who scored the red ball in the right side pocket and started again. After 60 points in a single shot, the red ball on the right side pocket was not scored. He pulled back a round with 84-0 and the big score became 1-1.
In the third game, Ding Junhui opened, Selby defended and missed the ball. Ding Junhui scored the red ball in the left middle pocket to start, but after scoring the blue ball, the cue ball accidentally hit the coffee ball in poor position, it is worth defending. But Selby didn't hit the red ball and was fined 4 points. After that, the two sides fell into a fight again. Perhaps due to the sound of the ball from the next table, Selby made a big deviation in an attack and left a chance. Ding Junhui scored the red ball in the left bottom pocket and left a chance after 19 points. Selby got started and scored 70 points in a single shot. In the clearing stage, after he scored the yellow goal, the green ball had a bad chance. He only pushed and then gave up, winning another game 70-29, a big score of 2 -1 overtake.
In the fourth game, Selby left a chance for the kick-off. Ding Junhui entered the red ball on the right bottom pocket to get started, but after 22 points in a single shot, the coffee ball did not enter the left top pocket. Selby did not score the red ball in the right side pocket, and Ding Junhui did not score in the right side pocket. After a defensive seesaw, Selby accidentally bumped the coffee ball into the left top pocket when hitting the red ball and was fined 4 points, but Ding Junhui failed to get the red ball into the right bottom pocket, and both sides fell into a seesaw. Selby finally seized the opportunity to get started, after 70 points (70-26) in a single shot, the red goal was not scored. At this time, there are still 2 red balls on the table, and the two sides are in a fight again. After Ding Junhui accidentally scored the red ball on the right bottom pocket, and failed to score the pink ball on the left bottom pocket, he gave in and lost another game 27-70. After a big score of 1-3, he entered the intermission.
came back from a break, in the fifth game, Ding Junhui opened the shot, Selby tried to attack but failed. The two sides once again started a defensive seesaw for nearly 10 minutes. Ding Junhui scored the red ball on the left bottom pocket and took the lead. After 14 points in a single stroke, the red ball on the right bottom pocket did not score. It was another entanglement. Selby defended and leaked the ball. Ding Junhui scored the red ball in the left bottom pocket and started again, but only scored 7 points and was broken because of the pink ball. After Selby scored 6 points in a single stroke, the chance was not good to do defense again. After Selby scored one more point (7-21), Ding Junhui scored the red ball on the right bottom pocket again, but after 28 points in a single shot, the red ball on the right bottom pocket did not score. Selby seized the opportunity and scored 58 points in a single stroke. After clearing the pink ball, he reversed 65-49 and won another game and won the match point 4-1.
In the sixth game, the two sides started a defensive battle again. Ding Junhui took the lead in hitting the left top pocket lipstick ball to get started, but after 6 points in a single shot, the blue ball did not score, leaving a chance. Selby scored a red ball in the left mid-pocket to get started, defending after 15 points on a single shot. Ding Junhui played with defense, but Sel competed with the red ball on the right bottom pocket to no avail. Ding Junhui's attack failed again. Selby scored a red ball to get started. After 47 points (62-6) in a single stroke, the red ball in the right pocket was not scored. At this time, there are only 3 red balls left on the table. Ding Junhui started to score the red ball in the bag, the K powder ball was successful and scored, after scoring the second red ball, he scored the black ball again, and used the last red ball to make snooker. But in the end, in the defensive battle, Ding Junhui took the lead to make a mistake, failed to touch the red ball, and gave up after being fined 4 points. Selby won another game 66-21, won 5-1 by a big score, and advanced to the semi-finals.