As the world’s top darts player, Michael van Gerwen repeats perfection more than any of his competitors.
But, until now, only the great Phil Taylor had managed the incredible feat of producing two flawless legs of darts in one match.
On Friday, van Gerwen joined Taylor in that exclusive club by executing two nine-dart finishes in a best of eleven match against Ryan Murray at a UK Open qualifier.
Here’s how it happened….
Van Gerwen, who went on to win the tournament, said: “This was a special moment for me.
“It is something I almost did before at the World Championship but it wasn’t to be that day.
“Maybe to do it over an even shorter format is even more special. But most important is that I went on to win the tournament.”
The World Champion was referring to this match against James Wade, when he almost fired in back-to-back nine-darters. Unthinkable.
Don’t take your eyes off MVG when he takes on Jelle Klaasen in the Premier League on Thursday. He’s got the taste for another nine. Or two. Or three.
He added: “It is nice to join Phil Taylor in that record but of course I want to beat it. Maybe one day it is possible to do three but it will never be as important as winning the match. That is all I focus on but it is nice to give the fans something great to watch like this.”