The semi-finals have been confirmed on the first day of the PDC Summer Series with the winner of Players Championship 9 set to be crowned shortly.

It could be Michael van Gerwen, the World Number One eased past Danny Noppert 6-0 and even went eight perfect darts into a nine-dart finish. He is looking for a first Players Championship title of the year.

His opponent Gabriel Clemens is looking for a first of his career but he has the pedigree. ‘The German Giant’ has emerged as one of the most consistent players on the PDC Tour and could be a real handful for Mighty Mike after defeating Mensur Suljovic 6-2.

Peter Wright was threatening records at points during his win over Glen Durrant but in the end averaged a stunning 108.5 in a 6-3 win and he will take on the previous man to beat, Krzysztof Ratajski who has had an excellent day and edged past Dave Chisnall 6-3. Who will claim the first 10,000 in Milton Keynes?

Players Championship 9

Last 16

Danny Noppert (94.5) 6 | 3 (91.7) Stephen Bunting
Michael van Gerwen (102.0) 6 | 1 (89.3) Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic (94.2) 6 | 5 (96.2) Darren Webster
Gabriel Clemens (97.5) 6 | 5 (93.8) Steve Beaton
Peter Wright (96.9) 6 | 2 (86.0) Rob Cross
Glen Durrant (1004.) 6 | 5 (99.3) Jason Lowe
Krzysztof Ratajski (97.0) 6 | 2 (91.1) Eddie Lovely
Dave Chisnall (104.0) 6 | 1 (89.5) Ricky Evans

Quarter-Finals

Danny Noppert (89.4) 0| 6 (94.9) Michael van Gerwen
Mensur Suljovic (86.1) 2 | 6 (91.9) Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright (108.5) 6 | 3 (99.0) Glen Durrant
Krzysztof Ratajski (95.5) 6 | 3 (93.2) Dave Chisnall

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Author: Samuel Gill