Van Duijvenbode resigned to a second place in Amsterdam: 'He showed why he is the world number one'

Dirk van Duijvenbode had to settle for a second place at the World Series of Darts Finals at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam on Sunday night.

How beautiful it could have been if Van Duijvenbode had won his first television title in front of his own crowd against world number one Gerwyn Price. 'Aubergenius' ended up one leg short of making that a reality. After a deciding leg, which Van Duijvenbode did get to start, Price claimed a 11-10 victory.

The Dutchman showed himself to be a sporting loser afterwards. ''Gerwyn is the rightful winner, because at the moments when he had to, he did not miss'', he told Viaplay.

''I did notice that he was not quite himself at the beginning of the match. He was quieter than usual because he was afraid the crowd would boo him. I understood that. Later in the match, he did show why he is the world number one. I also got opportunities, but didn't hit them when I needed to."

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