James Wade: That’s the worst Gary’s played against me in six years

The Machine was in spritely form after edging a very tight game


After clinching a 10-9 victory over Gary Anderson in his second match, James Wade moves into Sunday’s session very much in the hunt to qualify from the group of death. While not content with his own performance, he was happy to capitalise on a below-par Anderson performance.

“I’m happy I’m moving onwards. I’ll wake up tomorrow and have a chance to push on now. There’s nothing worse than waking up with nothing to play for. I was surprised by how poorly I played. I got nervous and I shouldn’t have got as nervous as I did against Micheal (Van Gerwen).

“Actually, I wasn’t nervous, it was more lackadaisical.”

Despite an injury led campaign for The Flying Scotsman, Wade was surprised by how badly Anderson played.

“Against Gary, that’s probably the worst he’s played against me in 5,6 or 7 year years, so I just made the most of my opportunities and did enough at the right times.

Wade now faces Micheal Smith tomorrow to cement his place in the semi-finals.

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