"I'd love to hit one myself up here... Watch this space!" - James Richardson backs himself for first Lakeside nine-darter since 1990 having seen opponent miss double 12

James Richardson has very convincingly qualified for the third round of the WDF World Championship at Lakeside. The 49-year-old Englishman defeated 12th-seeded Australian Peter Machin 3-0 in the second round.

Richardson, who only gave up two legs to his opponent, was understandably quite pleased with his performance. "First round was a tricky one. I didn't know the guy. I don't know this guy to be honest Peter Machin, I don't nothing about him. Obviously he's a seed so he's done something! I'm not a seed," says Richardson in his post-match interview.

In the opening set, Machin missed double 12 for a nine darter. "I got my head down not thinking about what he's doing. Okay he's missed a nine-darter, but I don't interact to say well done and this that or the other, I'm there to punish. If I hit a 180 and he misses, we're back in the leg. That's the sort of player I am, I don't interact in what they do whatsoever. If I'm in the mood and the start to go, I'd love to hit one myself up there... Watch this space!"

In the last sixteen, Richardson will take on the winner of the duel between Wesley Plaisier and Reece Colley on Wednesday night (they will play their second-round match on Tuesday afternoon). "I'll just limit myself on the practicing. I'll just turn up three hours before the match and that's all I need. I don't need to practice, practice, practice it's not me."

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