Whitlock battles past debutant Hunt into Grand Slam Quarter-Finals
Whitlock battled past Hunt with an 87 average to continue his return to form this year against 'The Hunter' who has produced a good showing this week.
To begin the tie, Whitlock couldn't streak away and Hunt was firmly on his coattails at 3-2 down with 'The Wizard' down at just 3/14 on the doubles. This continued as Hunt hit a 112 checkout to make it 4-3.
Whitlock returned with a 116 checkout to go two clear at 5-3 up. At the next break, Whitlock led at 6-4 up keeping his lead despite not being at his best.
A passage of breaks of throw took place but this led to Whitlock claiming victory as he went away and won through 10-6.
2020 Grand Slam of Darts Schedule
Friday November 20 (19:00 GMT)
Dimitri Van den Bergh (103.61) 10-3 (88.53) Jonny Clayton
James Wade (98.18) 10-4 (99.44) Ian White
Simon Whitlock (87.05) 10-6 (86.68) Adam Hunt
Dave Chisnall v Jose De Sousa