The first day of the PDC Summer Series is about to come to its conclusion with Michael van Gerwen set to take on Peter Wright in the final of Players Championship 9 as the two best players in the world will do battle once more.

Van Gerwen is playing as he often does. The World Number One survived a match dart against William Borland in the second round and was pushed all the way by Callan Rydz who averaged 106 but still couldn’t beat him.

From there though, he has breezed past Jamie Hughes, Danny Noppert and Gabriel Clemens – three of the most consistent players on the PDC ProTour to book his place in the final.

In the latter, it was a game which saw them very much level pegging to begin the game but as the German Giant began to falter, the Dutchman got stronger and he claimed a 7-3 win in the end with another 106 average.

Wright similarly has had an excellent day with the World Champion set to do battle with his biggest rival once more. His latest win came over Krzysztof Ratajski who himself has been of the best in the field today.

He averaged 105 which was the same from ‘The Polish Eagle’ but it was more one sided than the Van Gerwen clash as he moved through 7-2. This came after a 108 average against Glen Durrant in the semi-finals. Barring that, he has averaged around the 95-97 mark all day.

As a result, he is saving his best for last and can he add one more flourish to add another win like in the World Championship final?

Players Championship 9
Last 16

Danny Noppert (94.5) 6 | 3 (91.7) Stephen Bunting
Michael van Gerwen (102.0) 6 | 1 (89.3) Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic (94.2) 6 | 5 (96.2) Darren Webster
Gabriel Clemens (97.5) 6 | 5 (93.8) Steve Beaton
Peter Wright (96.9) 6 | 2 (86.0) Rob Cross
Glen Durrant (1004.) 6 | 5 (99.3) Jason Lowe
Krzysztof Ratajski (97.0) 6 | 2 (91.1) Eddie Lovely
Dave Chisnall (104.0) 6 | 1 (89.5) Ricky Evans

Quarter-Finals

Michael van Gerwen (94.9) 6 | 0 (89.4) Danny Noppert
Gabriel Clemens (91.9) 6 | 2 (86.1) Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright (108.5) 6 | 3 (99.0) Glen Durrant
Krzysztof Ratajski (95.5) 6 | 3 (93.2) Dave Chisnall

Semi-Finals

Michael van Gerwen (106.8) 7 | 3 (92.7) Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright (105.8) 7 | 2 (105.3) Krzysztof Ratajski

Final

Michael van Gerwen – | – Peter Wright

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Author: Samuel Gill