Kyle Anderson makes his fourth appearance at the World Cup of Darts on Friday. He reached the semi-finals with Simon Whitlock last year during this unique nation event.
After overcoming Hong Kong, Spain and Wales, the Australian pair lost to Scotland in the semi-finals. Anderson believes in the chances of Australia for this edition. If only because he and Whitlock are closer then ever before.
”We both fancy our chances. But as the game we love, it’s how we perform. Simon and I have a good relationship. We have worked at it over the last couple years and now we are I’d say closer than ever”, Anderson said in an interview with Dartsnews.
The Aussies face Finland in their opening round tie at the World Cup of Darts. Anderson doesn’t want too look further then their first match. ”If you look too far ahead, it crumbles before your eyes. But we are confident in our ability and believe that we can stir some feathers.”
”I was brought up in pairs so I like it, as Simon does as well. I actually enjoy the team aspect more than singles”, the former Auckland Darts Master continued.
The 31-year-old started his season with three quarter-finals in his first six Pro Tour events. The results went downhill after February, but meanwhile Anderson is showing signs of his old form as he came through the last two European Tour qualifiers.
”It was brilliant start to the year. Then something happened in my game that I couldn’t seem to figure out. I believe it was the lack of height when I throwing the dart. But it’s [my form] starting to come back.”
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