Nathan Aspinall marked a perfect debut on the World Series claiming victory at the US Darts Masters in Las Vegas.

He defeated Michael Smith in a high quality contest and he spoke about his performance saying he has never performed as well on the stage.

Also he spoke about the hard work he’s putting in and admitted he’s now reaping those rewards in the form of titles.

“It’s absolutely fantastic for me,” said Aspinall. “I played really well in the semis but the way I started in the final was superb.

“I’ve never had a performance like that on stage and to do it in the final, I’m a very happy man.

“Growing up you want to play in front of the biggest crowds in the biggest arenas in the best countries. The UK Open was massive for me and I wanted to make a good show of myself coming to Las Vegas – it was the top seven players in the world and me!

“To come out on top and win the whole thing is brilliant. I’m enjoying life, loving my darts and reaping the rewards for the hard work I’ve been putting in.

“I’ve had an incredible time in Vegas. The crowd were on my side from the start and gave me brilliant support – and hopefully I’ll be here next year to defend my title.”

Click here for more information on the US Darts Masters, the first World Series event of the season.

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Author: Samuel Gill