A scoreline that flattered the World Number One in a way but still one which produced a phenomenal 106 average, he spoke afterwards and believes he is going to do some damage in this tournament as well as a word on his next opponent Joe Cullen.
"I think I did the right things at the right moments when I had to. I had to play well because I think Ricky (Evans) was playing a good game. That gives you confidence," said Van Gerwen post match.
"I'm in my zone, I'm in good form and I think there's more damage to do in this tournament."
"There's still a long way to go. I'm only in the Last 16. I'm going to play Joe Cullen so my target will be on him tomorrow. I'm feeling good and I'm feeling comfortable."
"I know he doesn't want to play me. I'm there and I will be there with the scoring power. I want to hurt him."
In the build up to the showpiece event, Peter Wright said he had no chance and 'Snakebite' fell in his title defence to Gabriel Clemens on Sunday night. He had some scathing words about his rival after his defeat.
"It's always nice if a direct opponent of yourself is out of the tournament.
"Every interview he does, he talks nonsense. He says it after every loss, he says it after every win and he can't talk sensible. Of course he's a phenomenal player and he probably doesn't need that because on his own ability I think he can do a lot of damage. But if you talk so much crap, things like that will happen to you."