Ryan Joyce claimed his first PDC ranking title with a comeback win over Dave Chisnall on Day Two of the PDC Summer Series.

Joyce was exceptional all day and has also done his hopes of a debut at the World Matchplay the world of good. He described how it felt after and how he wants to build on it now.

“It’s unbelievable – it hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Joyce afterwards. “It’s a fantastic win.

“At 7-3 down in the final I thought the game was gone. I was trying to enjoy the rest of the match and make the score more respectable, but Dave tightened up a bit, he missed his chances and I punished him.

“To win an event like this, you need a couple of rounds where you get the rub of the green and I got that today. I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder and I’ve got to build on this.”

In terms of the World Matchplay, he will take the same mindset into the remaining days and he also spoke about how Devon Petersen changed his mindset.

“I haven’t been thinking about the World Matchplay,” he admitted. “I’ve got to take it one game at a time over the next three days and see how I play, so I’ll go into Friday with the same mentality.”

“I was talking to Devon Petersen this morning and I said I’ve lost a bit of confidence in my throw. He showed me a practice game and had a few words of encouragement, and I felt a different player.”

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Author: Samuel Gill