On November 25, the qualifying tournament of the German Masters of the World Snooker Tour continued this season, and there were many upsets in a number of high-profile matches. England's current world number three, two-time champion Trump Trump was upset by Mark Davis in the opening game of the qualifying tournament, losing 4-5 in the tiebreaker. Another two-time champion, world No. 7 Welsh Williams, also suffered a setback in the first round, losing 4-5 to Belgian newcomer Leclerc.
The main event of the German Masters will take place from 1 to 5 February 2023, with the qualifying round taking place first this week, with defending champion Zhao Xintong and seven other Chinese players already winning consecutive days in previous days to advance to the main event. After these days of matchup, 6 players, including Ding Junhui, advanced to the qualifying round and will join hands to compete for the round of 32 today.
After world number one O'Sullivan announced his retirement, the news of the world's top 16 seeds has been continuous. Including Northern Ireland's Mark Allen, who won his first British Championship title last week, he lost 5-0 to Chinese rising star Zhao Jianbo in the qualifying tiebreaker round. In addition, Selby, Ryan Day, Bingham and other seeded players were also upset and missed the main match.
As the two most won players in the history of the German Masters, Williams faced Belgian rookie Leclerc in the first round of the qualifying round, and as a result, Ma Wei did not perform well, losing 4-5 in the tiebreaker; And Trump also suffered a heavy blow in the first qualifying round against Mark Davis, and although he performed well, shooting 1 shot 100 and 4 50+ gorgeous statistics, he still lost the tiebreaker, and finally lost 4-5, dreaming of qualifying, missing the Berlin main race, and continuing to fight for the title.
Starting at 6pm Beijing time today, the remaining 12 places in the round of 32 of the German Masters will be born one after another, and Ding Junhui will lead the Chinese 6 players Fan Zhengyi, Cao Yupeng, Li Xing, Si Jiahui and Pang Junxu to compete together to fully impact the qualification of the main tournament and strive to achieve another breakthrough in the professional arena. Ding Junhui's opponent is Wales' 45-year-old Stevens, who is currently ranked 49th in the world, and the two have met 11 times in the past, with Ding Junhui holding an absolute 9-2 advantage, most recently in the second round of the 2020 German Masters qualifiers, when Ding Junhui won 5-2, and looks forward to Ding Junhui continuing today.