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Anytime diamonds divide 3-2 or the queen is singleton you immediately have your four diamond tricks. The reason for your double-ducking play is to protect yourself against an ugly split of four diamonds to the Q-10 in the West hand.
Notice what happens if you lead a low diamond to the jack and it holds. If you return to your ace of diamonds, you must cash your spades or you may never see them again. Now when you try to establish your fifth diamond the opponents can take five tricks, one diamond, three hearts and a spade.
Notice the difference when you duck a diamond completely. Somebody wins and returns a club, which is as good as anything. (Keep in mind there is no combination of hearts in the opponents' hands that allows them to take four heart tricks if they lead the suit first.)
Dummy wins the club shift, a diamond is led to the ace, East showing out. You cash your two remaining spades and take the marked diamond finesse through West. You now have nine tricks.
[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]