"I could go three months getting smashed up and walk in and win a World title": Dolan bullish after dumping out Van Duijvenbode

At the tournament where he made history, Brendan Dolan returned again with some World Grand Prix magic seeing off Dirk van Duijvenbode in a comeback win over the 2020 runner-up.

The first victor of the night, Dolan said that while it wasn't pretty, it is the nature of darts and he will take the win however it comes which in this case was scrappy.

"I don't do much quick, but I can definitely lose quick. It wasn't a great game, but it was probably a game of two halves. I couldn't start early doors and I think in the second set, Dirk struggled at times to get off. That's the way it is, it's the nature of the game.

"For us as darts players we look at it like it's not pretty, it's not good but that's the format. So if we're not good enough at it, we're not good enough. I got away with it tonight."

Dumping out a certain Michael van Gerwen at the World Matchplay, Van Duijvenbode is the next Dutchman to fall to Dolan and he revels in that spoiler role.

"I'm a spoiler eh. Why does the spoiler not go and win. I know I have the game still in me but I'm not consistent enough. Against Michael (van Gerwen), I wasn't consistent enough but it is part of my game. I know I could go three months getting smashed up and walk in and win a World title. It's the temperament I have. Every day is different."

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