Defending champion Van Gerwen flew off the starting blocks against his Scottish opponent. The Vlijmenaar took a 4-0 lead due to breaks in the first and third leg. Anderson then put his first leg on the scoreboard, but could never really catch up with ‘Mighty Mike’. The Dutchman finished the job via double 18.
Van Gerwen threw an average of 95.05 per three darts, compared to 91.13 for two-time world champion Anderson. De Brabander hit 40 percent of his doubles. His opponent had to make do with a meager 19.35 percent. In the quarterfinals, Van Gerwen will compete with Peter Wright again against a former world champion
Earlier in the day, Van Gerwen had settled with Raymond van Barneveld in the second round: 6-3. It was the first meeting between the two Dutch darts greats since 2019. In the first round, Van Gerwen was a size too big for compatriot Kevin Doets with 6-3.
Later in the evening, two more Dutch players will play in the eighth finals. Vincent van der Voort and Danny Noppert meet at around 10.30 pm. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the Players Championship Finals are on Sunday.
Van Gerwen also beats Anderson after ‘Barney’ and thunders through to quarterfinals | Sport
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