"I'll need to bring that A-game": Rob Cross not happy with performance despite Damon Heta thrashing as semi-finals loom

Rob Cross reeled off 10 legs in a row to seal a dominant win over Damon Heta 16-6 and reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Grand Slam of Darts.

But for Cross, it wasn't what he hoped for he admitted post match and going into a clash with Stephen Bunting on Sunday to attempt to reach the final, it is clear he wants to bring his A-game and isn't thinking at all of Grand Slam of Darts glory yet.

"I come out and thought I just want to get this done. I'm not really happy with the performance. I thought to myself that I'd play a little bit better. I don't know what I finished with, but at the same time, it was enough and we move on," said Cross to Online Darts.

"Tomorrow (Sunday), I'll need to bring that A-game. One game at a time, I've got to play Stephen (Bunting) tomorrow and I've got to be professional. They're long slogs I can imagine, I've got no experience at them."

"I can stand here like a neutral at the minute. It's going to be a long day, but if I play well, I've got every chance to lift it at the end. But just one game at a time."

Also he does not pay attention to him and Luke Humphries now being perceived as favourites for the title come Sunday night.

"Darts is weird and wonderful. How many times have we looked at anything in a draw and people lose. That's the game. That's why the fans love it so much. You can go in there 5/1 on but it doesn't mean you're going to win."

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