Hopp and Clemens delight home crowd with opening round wins in Riesa
Hopp coasted past Jelle Klaasen 6-1 and will now take on Jose de Sousa on Saturday. It was a 93 average for 'The Maximiser' with a high checkout of 116. His doubling also told the story with 42% for the former European Tour winner compared to 16% for Klaasen.
Clemens win was similarly dominant against Philipp Hagemann. He won through 6-1 with a brilliant 167 checkout en route and a 99.6 average with the German Giant up at 60% on his doubles against his compatriot.
Rounding out the line-up was Jesus Noguera who whitewashed Maik Kuivenhoven in a 6-0 win. The Dutchman only had one dart at double throughout the contest while the Spaniard was clinical in cleaning up with 6/14.
International Darts Open 2020 schedule
Jamie Lewis (57.72) 0-6 (99.1) Robert Marijanovic
Tytus Kanik (86.05) 1-6 (90.78) Martin Schindler
Scott Baker (94.38) 6-4 (83.06) Michael Unterbuchner
Martijn Kleermaker (85.34) 6-5 (83.35) Arsen Ballaj
Madars Razma (84.26) 6-4 (83.91) Kai Fan Leung
Max Hopp (93.92) 6-1 (87.5) Jelle Klaasen
Gabriel Clemens (99.58) 6-1 (83.2) Philipp Hagemann
Maik Kuivenhoven (82.3) 0-6 (90.18) Jesus Noguera