25/10/2019

Michael van Gerwen on his greatest game in darts against Raymond van Barneveld


In the fourth of the show, Michael van Gerwen chooses at his 2017 World Championship semi-final battle against Raymond van Barneveld because his greatest game.
Van Gerwen went into the tournament ranked having already claimed the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam and Premier League titles that season.
He had conquered Darren Webster, Cristo Reyes, Kim Viljanen and Daryl Gurney to establish a mouth-watering clash.
The pair traded blows in a stunning opening five sets prior to Van Gerwen opened a lead to make it 4-2 up.
“I felt quite good because it was likely the best tournament I’ve played in my life,” said Van Gerwen. “It was really important for me to perform nicely against Raymond and that I had to otherwise I would have lost that match.”
After moving 4-2 upward MVG did not look back, making one of the best performances the Ally Pally has ever witnessed, averaging a tournament record 114.05 and narrowly missing dual 12, en route to a comprehensive 6-2 victory.
“It was really nice to beat Raymond, I hadn’t won anything after that, but it gave me confidence for the championship, and that I played well later too.”
Van Gerwen end Gary Anderson’s reign as world champion, defeating his next world title to be claimed by The Flying Scotsman 7-3 and would take that form.
It’s not long to wait till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven times of coverage continues until the final on Saturday.

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