Michael van Gerwen to semi-final World Matchplay | Darts

Plays through the win Mighty Mike the semifinal against Peter Wright. Snakebite was way too strong for Michael Smith earlier on Friday. Wright won 16-7. The other semifinal is between Dimitri Van den Bergh and Krzysztof Ratajski.

Van Gerwen lost the opening leg to Aspinall, but then grabbed three legs in a row. That 3-1 lead was enough margin to keep the game in hand. Aspinall came back to 3-2 and 5-4, but after the second break Van Gerwen really picked up steam and ran from 6-4 to 10-5. With the final 16-9 victory, Van Gerwen is once again among the last four of the World Matchplay for the first time in five years. That year won Mighty Mike the tournament.

“I’m happy that I won, but it wasn’t the best match,” Van Gerwen said RTL. ÔÇťAspinall had brought a lot of family and friends and tried to stir the room a bit. As a result, I think he only played at 70 percent of his ability and I should have taken more of that. I haven’t done that enough. It was a bit of a weird race, but I’m glad I got through.”

Source: De Telegraaf by www.telegraaf.nl.

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