World Grand Prix: Michael van Gerwen beats Jeffrey de Zwaan to reach last eight

Michael van Gerwen returned into his form to book a place in James Wade and the World Grand Prix quarter-finals but Gary Anderson, Michael Smith crashed out

Van Gerwen was near perfect, dropping only a few legs in a much-improved revealing he saw him recording the tournaments average up to now, but the names continued to float with two-time world champion Anderson the largest to collapse.
World No 28 Chris Dobey produced among the performances of his career to beat hauled out in the second round for the first time and doubles.
Its now World Championship runner-up Smith and two-time Grand Prix champion Wade joined Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney, who dropped on Monday, at perishing early.
But four-time champion and world no 1 MvG remains on track to keep the name for the very first time.
After labouring past Jamie Hughes on the opening night the world No 1 upped his game, and he advanced to a quarter-final using Mervyn King that will stir a Lot of memories
While Van Gerwen defeat King to claim his first major title in the Citywest Hotel in 2012 king knocked in the UK Open, along with the pair will clash again on Thursday.
Van Gerwen had lost his previous two televised meetings but there was no repeat since he drifted to the first pair with a remarkable 107 typical and a 134 to secure the opening collection.
He motivated on, until took a shanghai ending on 120, carrying the first two legs of this second set. But that merely delayed the inevitable since Van Gerwen took out another leg.
De Zwaan grabbed one leg but Van Gerwen hurried to the conclusion despite his introduction doubles faltering somewhat, as he eased to his showdown James Wade.
King reeled off half of the previous eight legs to achieve the quarter-finals for first time since his conduct in 2014, firing in seven 180s to the way to the previous eight years to a triumph over two-time champion Wade.
With man excelling, it was Wade who got the better of the opening group, thanks to the main to a host of missed opportunities out of King, none more than the fourth leg where nine darts to level went begging letting The Machine to grab the benefit.
King rallied like a brilliant run which featured a 109 end and two maximums, along with a tight pair went the distance using the group.
King pinned doubles to finish that saw him and double eight to degree after which stunned Wade using a a barrage of doubles to begin.
At which the Flying Scotsman advanced Anderson and dobey performed a round classic at the World Championship, but Tuesday was the evening of Dobey with a performance.
Hollywood reached his third major quarter-final with a victory that owed later Anderson had pinched the launching Collection, standing company
Even though eight missed darts in his finishing doubles, Anderson cut on the opener which went all the way after Dobey took a brilliant 134 with a set of double shirts.
The Newcastle enthusiast was motivated with the Magpies victory over Manchester United on Sunday and he levelled the match with a different high course second group going the distance.
A set that was dominant took Dobey into the brink and also Anderson continuing to throw away a host of opportunities that were finishing, the 29-year-old remained rock solid, extending his conduct to six legs which allowed him to shut out a deserved and renowned success.
The seed Smith being shocked by dobeys success in the last match of the night an evening crowed that had started with Ian White.
Bully Boy had hit each one of his darts at twice at the first group, fighting back from 2-1 down using a leading display of finishing the inspiration, but was as good as White brought his flooring shape to the television 48, as it got.
With Smith unable to push his typical he was taken by Whites higher scoring capability to the lead and following a run of six legs that he stood inside a pair of a quarter-final.
After dropping seven successive legs smith finally stopped the rot however a far from persuasive 20-dart leg which began on dual one indicated he had not found his kind.
A callous White took out 85 to proceed to the verge and while Smith levelled the group after a match dart from his competitor, White stood company just a second because 2015.
Coverage of the World Grand Prix stick with us to Saturdays final from the Citywest Hotel and continues from 7pm Wednesday with the Decision of the next round on Sky Sports Action & Main Event

Comments are closed.