Gary Anderson: I’m going to try and win the whole thing now

Gary Anderson needed a massive checkout to keep himself in the Champions League of Darts, but now he finds himself in the final of the tournament…


Gary Anderson made the most of his reprieve at the Champions League of Darts as he dominated Mensur Suljovic to advance to the final.

It was blow-for-blow in the opening stages, but the Flying Scotsman snatched an all-important break in the fifth leg and went in 4-3 up at the first break in play.

After that it was all Anderson as he reeled off leg after leg against a demoralised defending champion to up end a convincing 11-4 winner of the first semi-final.

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Anderson doesn’t know if he met Peter Wright or Michael van Gerwen in the final as of yet, but he’s relived to have gotten over Suljovic in the first place.

“I’m really happy to get past Mensur and be in the final,” said the Scottish darting star.

“The first four legs were kind of iffy, then once I learned to stand back and let him go up to the board to get his darts, I was able to play at my own pace and I found that a big difference.”

Anderson hopes hung by a tread earlier on today as he needed an amazing 140 finish against Michael van Gerwen just to stay in the tournament with a last leg win. He revealed to Paddy Power News though that an injury is the only reason it was that close in the first place.

People will say I got a reprieve to stay in against Michael van Gerwen, but I was 8-3 up and I should have wiped him out.

“Michael was lucky to get back, but I was struggling too and I couldn’t get my arm up to where I wanted it to either.

“I’m going to try and win it now though. I came here to win, you always want to do that.”

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