Michael van Gerwen’s unbeaten streak in 2019 has been ended by Jonny Clayton. ‘The Ferret’ defeated the Dutchman 6-3 in the quarter-finals of Players Championship 2.
Clayton and Van Gerwen managed to win all their legs within fifteen darts. ‘Mighty Mike’ even hit a nine-dart finish during this high quality contest.
However, Clayton broke back with a 13-dart leg and continued his lead in the eighth leg with a 12-darter. The Welshman held his own throw to complete his third victory over the world number one.
The former major finalist will face Dave Chisnall in the semi-finals. ‘Chizzy’ edged out James Wade after a leg-decider. Joe Cullen and Glen Durrant meeting each other in the second semi-final.
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|106.5||Clayton, Jonny||6||–||3||van Gerwen, Michael||104.0|
|96.4||Chisnall, Dave||6||–||5||Wade, James||94.6|
|91.4||Cullen, Joe||6||–||5||Searle, Ryan||96.5|
|87.6||Durrant, Glen||6||–||4||Henderson, John||85.4|
|99.7||van Gerwen, Michael||6||–||4||Huybrechts, Kim||93.7|
|99.7||Clayton, Jonny||6||–||3||Dobey, Chris||91.8|
|88.3||Chisnall, Dave||6||–||3||Cross, Rob||90.9|
|107.9||Wade, James||6||–||3||Ratajski, Krzysztof||102.7|
|96.1||Searle, Ryan||6||–||2||West, Steve||88.0|
|98.6||Cullen, Joe||6||–||5||Tabern, Alan||95.7|
|95.5||Henderson, John||6||–||3||Lennon, Steve||91.6|
|93.3||Durrant, Glen||6||–||4||Thornton, Robert||90.8|