Gerwyn Price units up tasty second-round encounter towards Dave Chisnall whereas Jose de Sousa will tackle comeback king Rob Cross on the World Matchplay following a dramatic night time of darts; watch each session on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool – stay on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 19/07/22 12:43am
Gerwyn Price started his quest for a primary World Matchplay title with a hard-fought win towards Martin Schindler. Here’s one of the best of the motion from Monday night time in Blackpool…
Gerwyn Price, Dave Chisnall and Jose de Sousa all made it by way of on the World Matchplay in Blackpool as Rob Cross staged a surprising comeback from 8-2 right down to win a thriller.
Welshman Price started his quest for a primary title within the seaside resort with a nervy 10-8 victory over Martin Schindler, whereas De Sousa wrapped up a 10-6 victory over Gabriel Clemens to achieve the final 16 for a second consecutive 12 months.
Cross produced a outstanding comeback, recovering from 8-2 right down to defeat Chris Dobey 11-9, and within the remaining match of the night time, five-time quarter-finalist Chisnall inflicted extra distress on Kim Huybrechts with a 10-7 victory.
Monday, July 18 – Results
|Jose de Sousa
Price mentioned he put himself underneath strain after he got here by way of his opener towards Schindler
After a sluggish begin from Price and Schindler, ‘The Wall’ landed a 141 checkout to interrupt throw and degree at 5-5.
Determined debutant Schindler twice held his throw to steer 6-5 and 7-6, earlier than ‘The Iceman’ struck back-to-back 11-dart legs to steer 9-7.
Schindler saved combating, taking out 91 to remain alive, however Price shut the door on the German with a 91 checkout of his personal to e book his place within the final 16.
Rafael Nadal in disguise? Price was seen inserting his water bottle very particularly on the desk firstly of his match
“I think I put myself under a lot of pressure by letting him off early on,” Price mirrored
“Sometimes that’s what I need to get myself going and I was playing some good darts by the end of the match.
“I’ve not been taking part in very effectively the final couple of months, as all people is aware of, however in the present day I got here out combating.
“I want to win this tournament and get back to world number one, back to where I think I deserve to be, but I’ll have to come through a few tough games to do that.”
Dave Chisnall says he shall be able to face Price within the second spherical after he edged previous Kim Huybrechts
The Welshman will tackle Chisnall within the second spherical after the five-time quarter-finalist confirmed his battling qualities to beat Huybrechts.
On his first Winter Gardens look since 2018, ‘The Hurricane’ impressed and saved in contact with Chisnall in a sport riddled with breaks of throw.
With the scores degree at 7-7, Chisnall held his nerve, successful the final three legs to disclaim his Belgian opponent what would have been a second World Matchplay win in eight appearances.
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Cross’ unbelievable comeback
Rob Cross staged a sensational comeback to defeat Chris Dobey in a thriller. Here are one of the best checkouts from the night time…
Cross, who produced one of many biggest comebacks in World Matchplay historical past in defeating Daryl Gurney en path to the 2019 title, was staring an early exit within the face as a fired-up Dobey hit two double 19s for a 92 checkout to steer 8-2.
But Dobey was unable to see out a primary victory on the Winter Gardens stage, as ‘Voltage’ reeled off six successive legs to degree at 8-8.
Dobey stopped the rot with an 11-darter, and with the Geordie ready on 48 for the match, Cross pinned a skin-saving bullseye together with his final dart to take out 74 and degree as soon as once more.
After Dobey missed a dart at tops, Cross as soon as once more discovered a final dart double, this time double 9, to go 10-9 up earlier than maintaining his composure with a 13-darter to seal an unlikely win.
Cross recovered from 8-2 right down to win a thriller. Here from ‘Voltage’ who gained the title right here in 2019. Can he repeat the trick?
“In the first 10 legs my darts were slipping, everything was all over the place,” admitted Cross, who will face Jose de Sousa in spherical two.
“When I was 8-2 down, I stayed on stage during the interval and I knew if I could just produce a steady level, and stop him getting to nine legs, I had a chance.
“Chris missed loads, he ought to’ve crushed me, however I’ve produced these comebacks earlier than so I had the idea I may flip it round.
“This place [Winter Gardens] will always be special to me, I love it here so I’m really pleased to stay in the tournament.”
De Sousa nailed this gorgeous 136 end to beat Gabriel Clemens
De Sousa, the world No 7 was the front-runner all through the competition with Clemens, however was made to attend for the successful second after a merciless bounce-out denied him a two double-tops end on 100 for a 10-5 win.
Undeterred, ‘The Special One’ landed his sixth 180 of the competition within the following leg earlier than sealing the cope with his solely ton-plus checkout of the match because of a with a show-stopping 136.
De Sousa had been getting ready to victory however he suffered this outstanding bounce out
Tuesday, July 19 – Fixtures
|Dimitri Van den Bergh
|Michael van Gerwen
Tuesday will see the primary 4 second spherical ties happen, as 4 former World Matchplay champions take to the stage.
Dimitri Van den Bergh, the 2020 champion, takes on Rowby-John Rodriguez within the night time’s opening sport, whereas 2007 winner James Wade takes on Nathan Aspinall.
World No 1 Peter Wright meets Krzysztof Ratajski, earlier than the ultimate sport of the night time sees two-time champion Michael van Gerwen play Joe Cullen.
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