Menzies looking forward to Lakeside return: "I wasn't expecting to get there so everything is a bonus"
For Menzies though, it wasn't a title he expected to claim and he is hoping a return to Lakeside can give him confidence.
"Well I thought after the British and England (Open), I thought I was nowhere near Lakeside then all of a sudden out of the blue, I win that so it's good to get a win and a bit of confidence back. Hopefully I can go back to the way I was before Covid and see what happens," said Menzies to the Weekly Dartscast.
For Menzies though, there is always drama with games being defaulted and also being eliminated from Q-School due to a toilet break. He recounted some of those incidents as well as the worst one in his eyes.
"I get too lazy, I think I'll be ok and then I'll just do something stupid. I'll be five minutes and I'll lose track of time. I'm the worst for talking to people as well. I do that at work as well, I think it's a trait I've got."
"I'd say UK Open because I didn't leave, it's not like I left the venue. I stayed in the venue, I played on the main board but I get moved boards and I didn't go in time."
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After playing at the WDF World Championship back in 2018, the onus will now be on Menzies to return and be one of the top names and he hopes to play better.
"Well I'm hoping this time, I'm a bit more older, I've played on big stages since. Last time I was there I got so nervous and so worked up because it was a dream since I was a young kid. Instead of going to enjoy it, I tried to put too much pressure on myself and I didn't play the way I can.
"I wasn't expecting to get there so everything is a bonus I suppose now and I keep that mentality. Hopefully I can play the way I can."