Michael van Gerwen will face Jonny Clayton tonight in a repeat of their group tie in which Clayton claimed a shock win.
Van Gerwen is expecting a similar game but not the result with the Dutchman expecting to win. He expects that in the long format he will beat anyone including Clayton though.
“We had a fantastic match in the group stage and I am expecting something similar tonight, apart from the result,” said Van Gerwen, who is bidding for a record-breaking fourth successive Grand Slam title.
“I won’t underestimate Jonny at all because he is a phenomenal player but I think over this long format I will have more than him.
“I’m actually really looking forward to the match because I think we are two players who bring out the best in each other. I think everyone saw that in a group.
“But I think this is where the really top players have the advantage because usually in a longer format, the best player wins and although Jonny is very dangerous I expect myself to beat anybody over this format.”
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Tags: Grand Slam of Darts 2018, Michael van Gerwen
“I am expecting something similar tonight, apart from the result. I will have more than him."
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) November 17, 2018
Author: Samuel Gill