From the fourth of the series, Michael van Gerwen chooses his 2017 World Championship clash against Raymond van Barneveld because his match.
Van Gerwen went to the tournament ranked as the No 1 in the world having already claimed Grand Slam, World Grand Prix, the World Matchplay and Premier League titles that year.
He had conquered against Kim Viljanen, Cristo Reyes, Darren Webster and Daryl Gurney to establish a clash along with his countryman in the previous four.
The group traded blows into a stunning opening five places prior to Van Gerwen opened up a two-set lead.
“I felt very great as it was probably 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 I had to otherwise I would have lost that game.”
After heading 4-2 upward MVG did not look back, making one of the greatest performances the Ally Pally has ever witnessed, averaging a tournament record 114.05 and narrowly missing dual 12, en route to a comprehensive 6-2 success.
“It was pleasant to conquer Raymond, I still hadn’t won anything after that, however, it gave me confidence for the tournament, and that I played well afterwards also.”
Van Gerwen end Gary Anderson’s reign as world champion and would take that form.
It is not long to wait patiently till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven times of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.
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