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Dominant Van Gerwen Clinches Tenth Title of Year

Van Gerwen Wins The European Darts Grand Prix

Michael Van Gerwen

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN claimed a third European Tour title of 2018 after a string of exceptional displays in Sindelfingen, where he was crowned European Darts Grand Prix champion on Sunday.

Van Gerwen averaged over 110 in his quarter-final win against Dave Chisnall, a semi-final whitewash against Michael Smith – which took just over ten minutes to complete seven legs – and his final triumph against James Wade.

The Dutchman had earlier seen off Alan Tabern and Darren Webster in a tournament that saw his match average improve with every round.

“I think that was my best ever tournament,” said the world number one, who picked up his 23rd career European Tour win and his tenth PDC title of 2018 with the success.

“To average over 110 for three games in a row is special.

“Other players always push me, and I have to do something special to win these games.

“James is back on track and playing consistently well again. He pushed me all the way especially at the start of the game.”

Van Gerwen is already guaranteed a first placed finish in the Premier League ahead of Thursday’s final round robin match against Gary Anderson in Aberdeen.

He will then head back to his native Netherlands for the sixth European Tour event of the year as he bids to defend his Dutch Darts Masters crown.