Netease Sports reported on September 27:
The 2020 Snooker European Masters will continue in Milton Keynes, England, with Ding Junhui facing Selby in the quarter-finals. Although he scored 93 points at the start, Ding Junhui lost five games in a row. Selby scored four 50+. Ding Junhui lost 1-5 and missed the semifinals.
After Ding Junhui easily defeated Yuan Sijun 5-0 in the first round, he eliminated the Iranian player Wafi 5-3 in the second round. In the third round of the civil war with Lu Haotian, he pulled 4 consecutive rounds to 5 after being behind 1-4 in the first five rounds. 4 Complete the big reversal and reach the top 16 in the 1/8 finals against Mark Allen, winning 5-2 and successfully reaching the top eight.
In the quarter-finals, Ding Junhui faced Selby. In the first game, Ding Junhui's red ball in the pocket attack failed. Selby scored 7 points first, and then scored two red balls. Ding Junhui made a mistake. Selby failed to score the red ball in the pocket. Ding Junhui scored consecutive points after scoring. A one-stroke victory scored 93 points.
In the second game, Ding Junhui defended the opportunity to leave the pocket, and Selby scored 24 points. After that, Selby played again, scoring 60 points in one shot and tied with an 84-0 clean sheet. Ding Junhui scored 10 points in the third game and then got another chance. After 19 points, Ding Junhui made a pink ball turnover. After Selby got started, he scored 70 points in one stroke and made another move. In the fourth game, Ding Junhui played first, and then he gave a chance after he scored 27 points. Selby took over the table and scored a 70-point win. Ding Junhui lost three games in a row and entered the intermission 1-3.
In the fifth game of the second half, the two sides started a defensive battle. Ding Junhui advanced to the red ball and scored 14 points. After that, relying on the opponent's defensive mistakes, he made another mistake after scoring 7 points. Selby scored 6 points in defense, Ding Junhui left a long chance, Selby then scored a red goal, Ding Junhui was lucky enough to hit a red ball, 21 points to miss the red ball. Selby hit the powder ball in one stroke and scored 58 points to reverse 65-49. Ding Junhui was behind 1-4 to send the match point.
In the sixth game, Selby failed to attack the red ball in the bag. Ding Junhui only scored 6 points and lost the blue ball in the bag. Selby scored 15 points in defense, Ding Junhui stayed far away, Selby scored 47 points to 62-6. Ding Junhui scored 15 points for snooker, and was penalized by Selby by 4 points. Selby sealed the victory 66-21.
In the end, Ding Junhui lost to Selby with a score of 1-5 and missed the semi-finals of the current European Masters.