In the fourth of the show, Michael van Gerwen chooses his 2017 World Championship clash against Raymond van Barneveld because his match.
Van Gerwen went to the championship ranked as the No 1 at the world having already claimed World Grand Prix, the World Matchplay, Grand Slam and Premier League titles which season.
He’d beaten Cristo Reyes, Kim Viljanen, Darren Webster and Daryl Gurney to establish a mouth-watering clash.
The pair traded blows in a gorgeous opening five places before Van Gerwen opened a two-set lead to make it 4-2 .
“I felt really good as it was likely the best tournament I’ve played in my entire life,” said Van Gerwen. “It was really important for me to play nicely against Raymond and that I had to otherwise I would have lost that game.”
After heading 4-2 up MVG did not look back, producing among the greatest performances the Ally Pally has ever witnessed, averaging a championship record 114.05 and missing dual 12, en route to a detailed 6-2 victory.
“It was pleasant to conquer Raymond, I still hadn’t won anything after that, however, it gave me confidence to the championship, and that I played nicely afterwards too.”
Van Gerwen end Gary Anderson’s reign as world champion, defeating his next world title to be claimed by The Flying Scotsman 7-3 and would take that form.
It’s not long to wait until darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12, and seven times of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.
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