Michael van Gerwen claimed a three-0ne sets victory over Alan Tabern to begin his World Championship campaign.

Despite that though it was marred by a fan throwing his beer on him on the walk on. Van Gerwen spoke about this and said he didn’t know how to react as it had never happened before.

“I didn’t really know how to react after the incident because nothing like this has ever happened to me before,” said Van Gerwen, who will face Max Hopp in round three.

“I got a bit emotional about it at the start but I recovered well and I can’t really complain with how I played after that, and I had to be at my best because Alan played a phenomenal game.

“My section of the draw is tough and I will have to beat some great players to win this title but I know if I play well I will do it.”

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Author: Samuel Gill