"The only thing I thought was, 'I will win this set surely'" - Gabriel Clemens unaffected by Price's on stage antics

Looking confident, composed and assured, Gabriel Clemens blew past Gerwyn Price to make history and become the first German to ever reach the semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship. Unsurprisingly, the German Giant is delighted. "I have no words, I’m really happy.”

In a match that will not soon be forgotten, Clemens performed with the utmost quality in what was undoubtedly the biggest match of his career to date. "The biggest match, of course. The best performance? Maybe not," Clemens said post-match, revealing he still believes there is more to come from him. "I have a good team in my background and we've changed some little things. It's worked well."

The major talking point of the match came after Clemens had surged into a 3-1 lead over the world number one. In response to the onslaught he was receiving from both Clemens on the board and the Ally Pally crowd off it, Price took to the stage for the fifth set sporting a pair of ear defenders. When asked what his reaction was when he saw Price emerge, Clemens revealed "the only thing I thought was, 'I will win this set surely'. That's the important thing."

With attention turning to the semi-finals, Clemens is full of praise for his next opponent Michael Smith. "He is Grand Slam champion, one of the favourites for the tournament and one of the best players in the world," Clemens said. "But I have a chance and I will make a good game so we'll see. I think I can beat any player."

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