After Kim Huybrechts emerged a 6-1 winner from a match-up with Callan Rydz at the Czech Darts Open on the European Tour, Rydz snapped his darts before posting a worrying message on his social media. Now, concerned for Rydz's mental health, Huybrechts has given him a piece of advice.
Rydz, who reached the quarter-finals at the 2022 PDC World Championship, is having a particularly difficult time on the Pro Tour this year. "If it doesn't work out, it's very lonely on stage," Huybrechts explained to 433 Darts. "Callan has already proven in the past that he is one of the greatest talents on the Pro Tour, but if it doesn't work mentally it's a high mountain to get over. However, I'm sure he will come back stronger."
"I was in that position myself, but you have to go through," Huybrechts continues. "Sometimes you just need a break to sort things out and spend some time with your family and friends."
Adrian Lewis is another player who is struggling mentally, he recently announced that he would temporarily stop playing darts. "Still, I think he will return," said Huybrechts. "He also has his age (Lewis is 38, ed.), and darts is a sport where you can still belong to the top at an older age, just look at Phil Taylor. If Adrian finds the hunger again, he will definitely tournaments."