Xintong Zhao (@2.5) vs Ding Junhui (@1.53)

Our Prediction:

Ding Junhui will win

Xintong Zhao – Ding Junhui Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 07:30

The final was played as a best of 19 frames match held over two sessions on 11 August 2019. Trump won the first five frames of the match including a century break in frame three.

The championship began on 4 August 2019, with the round of 64, alongside heldover qualifier matches.[7] Two matches in the heldover qualifier rounds were decided on a deciding frame.

Definitely Zhao Xintong is a tallented player but he can not be compared with Ding Junhui,both are from China and will want to win because the tournament is at home ground,Ding Junhui started quite well with a 5-0 win over Brandon Sargeant in the qualifications.Zhao Xintong is not a weak player but his inconsistency is the problem and that is why he is not in top 50 in the world.Ding again plays incredible snooker and he has only three losses for the current season and i must say that he has never lost to Zhao Xintong-in four head-to-head games Ding has only victories.

Main draw[edit]

In reaching the semi-finals, Trump was guaranteed to return to world number one after the tournament, previously held by Ronnie O'Sullivan, having last held the rank in 2013.[21] Selby started off the match quickest, winning three of the first four frames to lead 31.[17] However, Trump won the next four frames to lead 53 after the first session with breaks of 97, 108, 97 and 116.[17] In the second session, Trump won the first three frames to lead 83 including two more 90+ breaks. The first semi-final took place on 9 August 2019, between Selby and Trump.

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Dott defeated Michael White before defeating two world champions in Stuart Bingham and John Higgins to reach the quarter-final.[15] Murphy, who had reached only the 2018 Scottish Open final in the previous season defeated Yuan Sijun 65 and Riga Masters champion Yan Bingtao 64 before drawing a rematch of the second round match at the 2019 World Championships against Neil Robertson. Graeme Dott qualified to play Shaun Murphy in the second quarter-final. Murphy defeated Robertson on a deciding frame 65.[15][16] Murphy defeated Dott 64 to draw Allen in the semi-final.

Allen won the next two frames to push the match into the interval. The second semi-final was a rematch of the 2019 Scottish Masters final between Murphy and Allen. Murphy won frame 13 to need just one more frame for victory. Murphy won the first five frames of the match, with Allen not scoring a single point until frame four.[23] Allen fought back to trail 36 after the first session.[23] Murphy won the first frame of the second session, before Allen won the next two.

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Allen, however, lost 96 to England's Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals. Northern Irish cueist Mark Allen was the defending champion, after defeating Australian Neil Robertson in the previous year's final. Reigning world champion Judd Trump won the event and his 12th ranking championship with a 103 win over Murphy in the final. In winning the event, Trump returned to the world number one position, that he had last held in 2013.

Two top 16 ranked players were defeated in the last 64; Mark Williams lost to Jak Jones whilst Barry Hawkins to Daniel Wells both 26.[10] Ding Junhui defeated three fellow Chinese players in the first three rounds, overcoming Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo to reach the quarter-finals. Defending champion Mark Allen conceded just four frames to draw Ding, having defeated Sam Craigie, Mark Davis (both 61) and Ali Carter (62).[11][12][13] Allen defeated Ding 63 to reach the semi-finals.