In the fourth of the show, Michael van Gerwen picks his 2017 World Championship clash against Raymond van Barneveld as his match.
Van Gerwen went to the tournament ranked as the No 1 in the world having already claimed Premier League titles that season, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam and the World Matchplay.
He had beaten against Kim Viljanen, Cristo Reyes, Darren Webster and Daryl Gurney to set up a clash.
The group traded blows in a opening five places before Van Gerwen opened a cause make it 4-2 up.
“I felt very good as it was probably the best tournament I have played in my entire life,” explained Van Gerwen. “It was really important for me to perform nicely against Raymond and that I had to otherwise I would have missed this match.”
After going 4-2 up MVG did not look back, making among the greatest performances the Ally Pally has ever witnessed, averaging a tournament record 114.05 and narrowly missing double 12, en route to a comprehensive 6-2 success.
“It was nice to beat Raymond, I still hadn’t won anything after that, however, it gave me confidence for the championship, and that I played well later too.”
Van Gerwen end Gary Anderson’s reign as world champion, beating his second world title to be claimed by The Flying Scotsman 7-3 and would choose that form.
It is not very long to wait patiently until darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12, and seven days of coverage continues until the final on Saturday.
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