Rob Cross will play in his second consecutive TV quarter-final after defeating Kyle Anderson but had to survive a scare against ‘The Original’ who returned from 5-2 to down to force a decider and potentially put heed to Voltage’s work but he got through it and next has the test of Michael van Gerwen, a man he has only beaten once in a Euro Tour match earlier this year but he believes in his ability ahead of the match and believes in the future he can be world number one.

Cross said: “I was flying last weekend and thought I could beat him. If I play as well as I can then I know I can get close to Michael.”

Cross has reached number 24 in the world despite only becoming a professional ten months ago, but has his sights set higher as he continues his emergence.

“I believe I can be number one in the world,” he added. “I know I’ve got to earn the right and have a lot to learn like Adrian Lewis did early in his career and like Michael had to do as well, but the belief is there.”

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Author: Samuel Gill