Lukeman on catalyst behind upturn in form: "I quit my job, this is all or nothing"
Martin Lukeman executed his brilliant form to start the year into an even better run at the German Darts Grand Prix as he climbs further towards the top 64 in the Order of Merit.
But he puts that down to a big change in his life as he quit his job and gave the darts career everything which is paying dividends with likely spots at the European Championship, World Championship and potentially World Matchplay and World Grand Prix to come for 'Smash'.
"The first half/3/4 quarters of the year, I felt I lost a lot of 6-5 games against a lot of brilliant players and I thought I'm not getting battered here, I'm just not getting the luck of the green or I just need to up my average. There was a lot of little niggles," he said to Weekly Dartscast.
"Back end of last year, I started playing a bit better and then over Christmas, I thought this is it and started putting the hours in on the dart board. I started putting the graft in. I quit my job. This is all or nothing."
"I lost out on the World Championship by a few quid, I missed three events due to COVID, I got a stomach bug for the World Championship qualifiers. I felt everything was going against me. I just thought I'm going to knuckle down, quit the job and I'm going to give this a proper go."