Gary Anderson is a winner on the European Tour once again. A comfortable 6-1 win on Friday over Krzysztof Ratajski was followed by a brilliant 6-2 triumph over his good friend Ryan Searle. Afterwards, Anderson praised the Belgian crowd.
“They were really great, really great,” said the former two-time world champion. “Last time I played a European Tour, you could divide the crowd I saw here by ten. When I had to show up on Friday, I was nervous. I really thought: Oh my God, I'm a bit too old for this!"
Schedule and preview Sunday afternoon session 2023 Belgian Darts Open including Van Gerwen, Cross-Anderson and Chisnall-Rock
As his world ranking has begun to slide, Anderson has turned to the European Tour to try a kick start a career resurgence. "Simply, sublime the atmosphere here," continues the 2014 German Darts Championship winner, his sole European Tour success. "You know, there will always be favorites. That's the reality. But here you notice relatively little of that, they are very honest.”
Next up for the Flying Scotsman is a blockbuster third round tie with fellow former World Darts Championship winner Rob Cross.
Tournament Centre 2023 Belgian Darts Open: Schedule of play, results, TV Guide and prize money breakdown
AWESOME ANDERSON! 🏴— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 6, 2023
Sublime from the Scot! 👏
Gary Anderson averages almost 105 to secure a 6-2 win over his practice partner Ryan Searle, setting up a last 16 showdown against Rob Cross! 👀
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