Price surges into third Grand Slam of Darts final in four years after superb win over Wade

Gerwyn Price is the first player through to the final of the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts after surging past James Wade in a 16-9 win.

Price has now made three finals in four years in this tournament after producing a 102.5 average, nine 180's and 64% on the doubles to see off 'The Machine'.

Price took advantage of a poor start from Wade to surge into a 3-0 lead averaging 112 where 'The Machine' was below 70.

Wade began to build himself back into the tie though with a 110 checkout to reduce the deficit to 3-2 before levelling only for Price to regain the upperhand.

From there, he surged into a 5-3 lead with a 115 checkout and despite Wade heading into the interval only 6-4 behind, Price began to pull away on returning breaking twice including a 116 checkout to surge into a 10-4 lead.

He checked out 74 to surge further clear at 11-4. On return, the one way traffic continued as Price continued to surge towards the finishing line with a 120 checkout for a 13-4 lead.

Wade stopped the rot before the interval but Price went to a potentially insurmountable position at 15-6 up. Wade wasn't going down without a fight as he held and then broke to trail 15-8.

But this fight was shortlived as Price produced a 15-darter to claim the victory.

Later in the afternoon, the second semi-final takes place between Peter Wright and Michael Smith. The winner of this match will face Price in the final on Sunday evening.

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