Gary Anderson will face Mensur Suljovic in the final of the 2018 World Matchplay. The Scot was forced to work hard against Jeffrey de Zwaan, but pulled away at the end: 17-12.
Missed doubles from the two-time world champion allowed De Zwaan to take a 3-2 lead into the first commercial break. Anderson started to hit his doubles as he forced a break of throw. ‘The Black Cobra’, however, responded with back-to-back 180’s in the tenth leg to break back and level the match at 5-5.
The pair proceeded to hit 180’s for fun as both held throw in the next four legs. A missed dart at tops for De Zwaan proved costly as ‘The Flying Scotsman’ took out D16 to lead 8-7. The next five legs went with throw as both players’ averaged soared above the 100-mark: 11-9.
The Dutchman then proceeded to miss four darts at doubles to hold throw as Anderson made it a double break in his favor. A 152-checkout helped him further on his way, and the Scot moved within two legs of the match at 15-10 with an important 112-finish. De Zwaan managed to win two more legs, but suffered defeat in the end. Anderson hit D5 to win the match and reach the final
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2018 BetVictor World Matchplay
Peter Wright (88.68) 13-17 (90.16) Mensur Suljovic
Jeffrey de Zwaan (99.07) 12-17 (106.53) Gary Anderson
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GARY ANDERSON INTO THE BETVICTOR WORLD MATCHPLAY FINAL
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