Jermaine Wattimena has continued his brilliant rise and is now into a maiden major Quarter-Final at the World Grand Prix.
This came after victory over Peter Wright in a stunning display from the Dutchman; who was visibly emotional at the end and couldn’t believe what he had done. He will now take on Glen Durrant; in what will be a huge run for either player who makes it past that.
To start off proceedings, it was very close between the pair with Wright smashing in a 111 checkout the initial highlight; but he produced the goods as well to claim the set hitting a 148 checkout.
Wattimena though came back taking the second set in quick succession winning consecutive legs to level the match up; with an 89 average and 50 percent on the finishing.
He made it four legs on the spin but Wright finally came back to break to make it 2-1 and potentially put himself in the ascendancy but despite that Wattimena was unfazed.
He broke back immediately then claimed the set with Wright missing set darts. Wattimena stepped up and hit a 100 checkout to snatch it at the death.
To start off an important set for both players, it was the Dutchman who had problems with the finishing to start off with but they were soon dispelled with him going one away. He broke back to level at 2-2 but when he missed the opportunity to send it the distance, Wattimena sealed it on D12.
Click here for more information about this tournament, the only one to feature double start on the PDC Tour.
Wednesday October 9
Danny Noppert (80.75) 2-3 (87.26) Nathan Aspinall (3-2, 0-3, 3-1, 1-3, 1-3)
Dave Chisnall (86.35) 3-0 (70.82) Stephen Bunting (3-2, 3-1, 3-0)
Rob Cross (86.44) 2-3 (85.3) Glen Durrant (2-3, 3-0, 1-3, 3-2, 0-3)
Peter Wright (83.12) 1-3 (88.85) Jermaine Wattimena (3-2, 0-3, 2-3, 2-3)
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Author: Samuel Gill