Wade after reaching Grand Slam semi-finals: "The better player on the day won"

James Wade is through to the semi-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts after defeating Damon Heta in a 16-13 victory.

Wade will now be a potential favourite for the title and speaking afterwards, he said in the case of this game, the better player came through.

"I'm so happy I won," said Wade. "I did the right things at the right times of the game."

"Even though I was well in front and I was probably the better player for the majority of the game, I believe I was lucky.

"I thought he would get nervous and cave in, but he didn't - he showed a bit of class and showed his resilience and I was fortunate he missed a few shots.

"The 96 finish was massive - if I'd have missed that, I'd have lost the game. I've played in one or two games before and I know what wins and loses games, and at that point I thought it was enough to keep me in the game, not win me the game.

"It was quite a good game and the better player on the day won. I'm grateful to still be in the tournament and I'm looking forward to my next game. I've been there and done it and I'm enjoying myself."

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