Hamilton responds to criticism from Van Gerwen: 'I’ll have to remember my running shoes for the next game'
Hamilton though received criticism from Van Gerwen post match where he said he tried 'every trick' and it didn't work.
'The Hammer' tweeted after exiting the tournament and joked that he will have to remember his running shoes to play quicker next time he encounters the World Number One.
"Gutted today! Not a good enough performance! Was hitting everything on the practice board then nothing on stage! At least I fought my way to having a chance to cross the finish line," he said on Twitter.
"I’ll have to remember my running shoes for the next game."