Van Gerwen eases through to European Darts Grand Prix final, set to face maiden European Tour finalist De Sousa

Michael van Gerwen is through to the European Darts Grand Prix final after storming past Mensur Suljovic in a 7-1 win as he looks to add his first European Tour title of the year.

Van Gerwen claimed victory with a 97 average, 7/11 on the doubles and a high checkout of 170. This was compared to a 95 average from 'The Gentle' with two 180's but the all important 1/11 on the doubles which meant if he took his chances, it could have been a different story against 'Mighty Mike'.

His next opponent will be a first time European Tour finalist in Jose de Sousa who produced a stunning conclusion to his tie with Ian White, the defending champion.

De Sousa claimed it 7-6 in a decider with a 99.6 average. Stats wise, he finished on three 180's and 7/16 on the doubles compared to 6/9 from White who hit three ton plus checkouts including a high of 126.

It was a stunning 11-dart break from 'The Special One' which proved pivotal as he edged through against 'Diamond'. Can he go all the way or will it be a 33rd European Tour title for MVG?

Evening session (from 6:00 PM)

Quarter-Finals

Maik Kuivenhoven (87.63) 4-6 (89.56) Ian White

Darius Labanauskas (95.58) 4-6 (98.09) Jose De Sousa

Mensur Suljovic (96.97) 6-0 (81.37) Rob Cross

Nathan Aspinall (98.9) 5-6 (99.65) Michael van Gerwen

Semi finals

Ian White (94.15) 6-7 (99.6) Jose de Sousa

Mensur Suljovic (95.3) 1-7 (96.96) Michael van Gerwen

Final

Jose de Sousa v Michael van Gerwen

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