Van Gerwen eases through to European Darts Grand Prix final, set to face maiden European Tour finalist De Sousa
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)
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
Ian White (94.15) 6-7 (99.6) Jose de Sousa
Mensur Suljovic (95.3) 1-7 (96.96) Michael van Gerwen
Jose de Sousa v Michael van Gerwen