Dimitri van den Bergh lived up to his moniker of ‘The Dreammaker’ on Sunday night by taking the World Matchplay title on his debut in the tournament.

Van den Bergh saw off Gary Anderson 18-10 in a brilliant display to become the first debut winner in the tournament; since Larry Butler back in 1994. Understandably, the Belgian was ecstatic afterwards; he also paid tribute to Anderson and the PDC for getting the event on.

“My dreams have come true, what a beautiful trophy, I’m so happy,” said the former two time World Youth Champion.

“I have so much respect for Gary, to beat him is showing me how far I have come and now I know I can win, I can’t believe this.”

“The world is going through a very difficult time and the PDC, Barry Hearn and Matthew Porter have given me a chance to live my dreams when it hasn’t been possible for other, so thank you to them,” he added.

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Author: Samuel Gill