MICHAEL VAN GERWEN moved into the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts with 10-7 victory over Ian White in Wolverhampton.
The Dutchman pulled himself out of a difficult position when he trailed 6-4 – by winning six of the next seven legs to set up a last eight meeting with Adrian Lewis.
“I didn’t play too well at the start and can only blame myself but I have to give some respect to Ian who did well at the start,” said Van Gerwen, who averaged 101.41.
“I know Ian will always give me a chance, he is a phenomenal player but it is hard to play so well in a long format so I just had to be calm and not make any mistakes.
“My belief is always there, even when I am in a little bit of trouble. This is an important win for me.”