In the early morning of April 23rd, Beijing time, in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Snooker World Championships, China teenager Si Jiahui passed the good news again. At the end of the first stage of the competition, the General Administration scored 6-2 ahead of the 13th seed Milkins. This score was already an upset for Si Jiahui, who made his debut in Crucible and broke into the top 16 for the first time. The newcomer to the World Championships after 00 once again brought surprises to everyone!
Si Jiahui, who broke through the qualifying round, became famous in World War I in Krusburg. In the first round, he faced Murphy, the favorite to win the championship, and made a super upset. His performance even conquered his opponent. After the game, Murphy praised Si Jiahui in an interview: He will be the first player in China snooker to win the World Championship. In addition, "Billiards Emperor" Hendry also said that Si Jiahui has a big heart, the green ball in the deciding game is too tough, and he has the potential to become a champion. It can be said that before, China fans got to know this teenager by beating Ding Junhui, but now, Si Jiahui is famous by beating Murphy in the World Championships, which makes fans all over the world know him.
In this campaign, Si Jiahui’s opponent is Milkins. The veteran snooker won the Welsh Open this season, ranking in the top eight in a single season. He is one of the best players this season, and the world ranking has already entered top16, and he has been listed as the 13th seed of this World Championships. In the previous first round of 32-16 competition, Milkins beat Jopery 10-9. In the competition, Milkins finished from 2-7 to 16. This round, against China teenager Si Jiahui, the two competed for a place in the top eight. The game was divided into three stages, with 25 games and 13 wins. The first two stages played 8 games and the last stage played 9 games.
In the first game, Milkins took the lead in winning 80-53. Subsequently, Si Jiahui hit 82 points in a single shot and broke 103 points, winning the second and third games in a row with 114-17 and 103-0. In the fourth game, Si Jiahui won 70-0 through multiple shots. In the fifth game, Si Jiahui scored 56 points in a single shot and won 70-49, completing the climax of a wave of winning four games in a row, and the General Administration scored 4-1 to overtake. In the sixth game, Milkins stopped his slump and scored 51 points in a single shot, winning 69-11. In the seventh and eighth games, Si Jiahui made another effort, hitting a single shot with 69 points +66 points, ending the first stage with the General Administration leading Milkins 6-2.
Not only was he in the lead in the score of the General Administration, but from the content of the competition, Si Jiahui also completely suppressed the 13th seed Milkins: on the offensive end, Si Jiahui scored 50+ in 5 shots, including breaking 100 in one shot, while Milkins scored only 51 points in one shot; On the defensive end, Si Jiahui’s safe ball is also better, and the snooker made many times made Milkins helpless. In short, to advance to the top 8, Si Jiahui has a good chance!