Anderson believes Van Gerwen fear factor has gone: “People are not scared of him”
Michael van Gerwen has been darts’ dominant force over the past few years but has not had the best time of it as of late being less rampant as usual. Gary Anderson believes it is because players aren’t scared of him anymore.
Anderson spoke to Live Darts at the PDC Annual Fishing Championship and said that he is still number one but that he won’t get his own way. For ‘The Flying Scotsman’ personally he said he loves playing Van Gerwen and that if he plays his game he knows it.
"Michael is still the best, he's still number one but people are not scared of him," Anderson told Live Darts.
"I love playing Michael, he plays my kind of game, my rhythm, and if I'm on my game he knows what he's going to get.
"But it'll be a bit of a culture shock to him, I don't think he's going to get his own way."
He added about his World Matchplay win: "Blackpool had been a nightmare stage for me, it's not one of my favourite tournaments but it was great.
"I think the best game I played was against young Jeffrey [De Zwaan] - I thought he was brilliant the whole tournament.
"Before the Mensur game I'd been up since 2 o'clock in the morning and had 45 minute's sleep so I was absolutely shattered but managed to nick it at the end."