Gerwyn Price proved without a shadow of a doubt that he is one of the best players in the world in an exceptional day of darts which saw him defeat Michael van Gerwen for the first time and then ease past Peter Wright to retain his Grand Slam of Darts title.

Price summed it up afterwards and said that he is chuffed to bits. He added that he felt comfortable throughout; as well as that he was pleased to play the way he did.

He also praised the crowd and said that to come through and get cheers at the end is a great feeling; as well as that he appreciates the support from them.

“I’m chuffed to bits,” said Price.

“I knew in the middle of the game that I was playing really well. I was hitting trebles for fun and putting Peter under pressure and he wasn’t playing his best.

“I knew that I was at the top of my game and I felt comfortable all the way through that game. I’m happy to play the way I did – Peter’s a world-class player and for me to win 16-6 is outstanding.”

“This week the crowd has been fantastic for me,” added Price. “To come through that game and have the cheers at the end of it is a much better feeling than last year.

“I’m not used to this but they truly have got behind me and I appreciate it.”

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Author: Samuel Gill