Michael van Gerwen is the World Grand Prix Champion once again claiming a fourth title in Dublin defeating Peter Wright in the final 5-2.
This is the perfect way for Van Gerwen to silence the critics who said he isn’t the player he was in previous years. For Wright he will rue missed opportunities to pull away which denied him a second major.
In the first set, Van Gerwen snatched it with a 110 checkout in the deciding leg. It was a 97 average at this point for Wright with 85 for MVG. Wright started to get back at Van Gerwen in the second set and take the fight to the world number one. He won the set 3-0 showing that he wasn’t going to bow down.
It was Mighty Mike who got back into the lead though despite averaging 77 and he stole it in the decider with Wright taking ten darts to get off in this particular leg.
Wright levelled it up despite this in the following set including crashing in a 101 checkout leaving it finely poised at 2-2. This is where it was left for ‘Snakebite’ who from there suffered a hammer blow with MVG crashing into the lead.
From there it was one way traffic to the title for the two-time World Champion with Wright’s only real reprieve being a 78 in the final set to halve the deficit. Despite that though it was too little too late with Van Gerwen claiming the title at the CityWest.
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Tags: Michael van Gerwen, PDC World Grand Prix 2018
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Author: Samuel Gill