MICHAEL VAN GERWEN set up a tasty semi-final showdown with Raymond van Barneveld after breezing past Daryl Gurney on Friday.
The world number one eased to a 5-1 victory against the Northern Irishman to reach the last four, where he will meet ‘Barney’ after his Dutch compatriot knocked out Phil Taylor.
“I don’t have anything to celebrate yet,” said van Gerwen, who remains on course to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy for the second time.
“I’ve come here to do a job and I’m only a step closer. I knew Daryl was the underdog today and sometimes that is hard position to be in.
“This World Championship is something special. I still get goose-bumps on the walk-on and I’m excited and ready for the semi-finals.”