Gary Anderson is on the verge of a second World Matchplay title in his career when he takes on Dimitri van den Bergh on Sunday evening in Milton Keynes.
Anderson began his tournament with an unconvincing win over Justin Pipe. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ got his poor match out the way early; with an average of only 90.59.
In the semi-final, his foe was Michael Smith in a match; which is always dubbed as the Master vs Protege due to Anderson’s role in the career of ‘Bully Boy’. It was the Master who prevailed in an 18-16 win.
He spoke post match about how he wasn’t happy with his game; but still averaged 97.99 and will still head into the final as the favourite to lift the Phil Taylor trophy again.
This is an important final for Anderson as he looks to defend his win from two years ago and halt a slide in the rankings. His mission is almost complete but against a first time finalist; but a player acclimatised to the big stage in Dimitri van den Bergh, it could be more closer than first thought.
In terms of statistics, Anderson has recorded a tournament average of 95.75. This is partly due to 27 180’s and a finishing percentage of 37.4 percent. The Flying Scotsman threw a total of five 100+ finishes, with a 128 checkout being his highest to date.
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🏴Gary Anderson v 🇧🇪Dimitri Van den Bergh
🕣2030 BST, Sunday July 26 2020. pic.twitter.com/RmU3F8bj4E
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Author: Samuel Gill