Ding Junhui (@1.6) vs Joe Perry (@2.3)

Our Prediction:

Ding Junhui will win

Ding Junhui – Joe Perry Match Prediction | 02-09-2019 00:00

He became the first Asian player to reach the final of the World Championship, in 2016. Ding turned professional in 2003, at the age of 16. He achieved his first major professional successes in 2005 when he won the China Open and subsequently the UK Championship, becoming the first player from outside the British Isles to take the title. After his win at the 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy, Ding became the second player after John Higgins to win three ranking titles before their 20th birthday. In the 2013/2014 season, Ding equalled Stephen Hendry's record of winning five ranking titles in a single season. Ding is the 2016 Six-red World Champion, and has won a total of 13 major ranking titles.

Ding beat Martin Gould by 108 and Judd Trump by 1310 in the first and second rounds, respectively.[95][96] He defeated Mark Williams in the quarter-finals 133, and Alan McManus in the semi-final 1711, during which he set a new record for the highest number of century breaks made by a single player in a World Championship match at the Crucible Theatre with seven. He compiled his 400th century break of his career during this run. Ding made the sixth 147 break of his career in the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open against Neil Robertson and also made a 120, but these were the only frames he could win as he was defeated 52.[93]At the World Grand Prix, Ding beat Ben Woollaston 43, Peter Ebdon 40, and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 43 to reach his first semi-final of the season against Shaun Murphy, but lost 63.[92] In the quarter-finals of the PTC Finals, Ding was defeated 42 by Barry Hawkins and he lost 51 to Lee Walker in China Open qualifying.[94] It meant that Ding had gone from winning five ranking events two seasons ago to now dropping outside of the world's top 16 and needing to qualify for the World Championship. Ding's victory made him the first Asian player to reach the final of the World Championship.[97][98] He made 15 century breaks during the championship one short of the record of 16 set by Stephen Hendry in the 2002 Championship. He did so by winning three matches, conceding just seven frames along the way.

The match was watched by 110 million people on China's national sports channel CCTV-5, the largest television audience recorded for a snooker match.[11] In December 2005, Ding beat Jimmy White, Paul Hunter and Joe Perry to reach the final of the UK Championship. At the end of the season, he was ranked number 27. Following this victory, Ding's provisional world ranking rose from 62 at the start of the season to 60, followed by a rise to number 31. In the final, Ding beat then world number 3 Stephen Hendry by 95 to score his first ranking tournament win. In April 2005, he celebrated his 18th birthday by reaching the final of the China Open in Beijing, along the way defeating world top-16 ranked players Peter Ebdon, Marco Fu and Ken Doherty. In the final, he beat Steve Davis by 106 to become the first player from outside the UK to win the tournament.

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He began playing snooker at age 9, and rose to international prominence in 2002 after winning the Asian Under-21 Championship, the Asian Championship, and becoming the youngest winner of the IBSF World Under-21 Championship at age 15. Ding Junhui (Chinese: ; born 1 April 1987) is a Chinese professional snooker player who has been considered the most successful Asian player in the history of the sport. In 2016, Ding won the Six-red World Championship.

Ding won the Six-red World Championship, beating Stuart Bingham on the final black in the final by 87.[100] Ding went on to win his second Shanghai Masters title, defeating Mark Selby 106 in the final.

After the hat-trick, Ding reached world number three in the rankings for the first time in his career, before reaching number two just behind Neil Robertson.

Ding was defeated in the next two consecutive tournaments in the first round, losing 52 to Stephen Maguire in the Malta Cup[19] and 51 to Jamie Cope in the Welsh Open.[20] In March 2007, Ding qualified for the televised stages of the 2007 World Championship for the first time after beating Mark Davis in the final qualifying round.[21] However, Ding's losing streak in ranking tournaments continued with a 53 loss to Barry Hawkins in the first round of the China Open and a 102 loss against O'Sullivan at the World Championship, but he still ended the season ranked at number 9.

World snooker Championship Predictions

In the third round of the UK Championship, Ding fought from 51 down to send his match against James Cahill to a deciding frame. The run included recovering from needing three snookers in the 10th frame when Cahill left a free ball.

Ding appeared resigned to defeat, taking little time to consider his shot selection, and shook hands with O'Sullivan after the frame, after which O'Sullivan consoled an upset Ding and the two walked arm in arm to the backstage area. Along with the boisterous and hostile nature of the London crowd, Ding left the table in tears during the twelfth frame, trailing 83 in the best of 19 frames contest. As it was the last frame before the mid-session interval, it was unsure if Ding conceded the match. After Ding won the first two frames, O'Sullivan went on to dominate the match.

Given how well Perry scored in the first round Ding will have to score well here else this could be another early exit for him. You get the feeling these days that if Ding can play from the front he will be ok but if he has to battle it out or if he is struggling at any point the fight isnt in him and that has to be a concern here.