the early finals: Michael van Gerwen against Gary Anderson was a hot duel was expected in the semi-finals of the Darts world Championships in London. But it was a very one-sided affair. Van Gerwen left Anderson with no Chance and defeated him with a smooth 6:1-sets. "I think I've shown everyone that I can handle this pressure. Especially in the beginning, I played very, very well,“ said a visibly satisfied van Gerwen, who now wants to get his third world title.
In the final waiting now on new year's eve (21: 00/Sport1 and DAZN) for his strong Scoring known Michael Smith from England, who had previously, his compatriot Nathan Aspinall, 6:3 defeated, and thus the first world Cup final of his career.
The long-awaited 57. To each other between van Gerwen and Anderson was taken to a permanently one-sided affair. With its enormous Scoring Power and the goal of safe, double-throws van Gerwen left his opponent no Chance and won in the meantime, even nine Legs on the piece. When the score was 0:5 Anderson reared up briefly, but it was enough just to be a little a result of cosmetics, before van Gerwen freezing the game ended and left out celebrated its fourth world Cup final.
The towering Dutchman, the on 1. January is five years continuously at the top of the world rankings, have come so far without major problems through the tournament. The best German professional Max Hopp, he defeated the same way with 4:1, such as the two-time world champion Adrian Lewis, against Ryan Joyce (5:2) and now against Anderson it was invulnerable victories.More about
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The 28-year-old "Bully Boy", as Smith called, knows van Gerwen. In 31 matches, the two faced each other, among other things, Smith and van Gerwen played this season in the Premier League final against each other. At the time, won by van Gerwen clearly with 11:4, overall he has a record of 25:6 Victories against the younger Englishman. Smith has struggled in the lower half, which was dominated by Favorites fall as the defending champion, Rob Cross, and defied on Sunday his strong country man Aspinall. (Tsp/dpa)