Rob Cross is under the impression from Jeffrey de Zwaan. The reigning world champion darts defeated the Dutchman Thursday in the second round of the world CHAMPIONSHIP in London, but had to be deep, go for it.
The 22-year-old The Swan started out well and picked up the first set. Cross finally won with 3-1, but saw his opponent an average of over 106 and a finishpercentage of 46 percent.
“He was brilliant. He is really a great player”, was the 28-year-old Cross, which in the previous edition of the world CHAMPIONSHIP, very surprisingly, the title grabbed, opposite RTL7 enthusiastic about The Swan. “He has really bad luck that he is not by. Against each other, he had won. Sometimes it’s just not your day. He is special and will accomplish much.”
The second-placed Cross was itself also impresses with a number of handsome finishes, though he explained it with an average of over 102 and a uitgooipercentage of 42 percent against the figures of The Swan.
“I started not as strong as I wanted. I made a mistake in the first place, but I managed to get it done in a couple of crucial finishes to throw. My doubles were good. It is important that you take your opportunities.”
The Swan: ‘I Have a ridiculously well-thrown
The Swan itself regretted its loss, but also realized that he himself really couldn’t be blamed for. “Given my average is 3-1, a big result. Cross, he did not lie down and threw everything out. I was able to do nothing against,” said the South Hollander.
After the last arrow of the Cross, the Englishman turned to The Swan, and he spoke to the Dutchman encouraging. “He said what you was about to do, was phenomenal,” said The Swan on that tête-à-tête.
“He said that he had to get out of it, and that he has done also. He gave me compliments. Ultimately, I stand with empty hands, but I’ve pretty well thrown.”
The Swan if Thursday twice on stage in London’s Alexandra Palace, as in the first round, he performed at the Indian-Nitin Kumar, that he is simple with 3-0 opzijzette. Jan Dekker was Thursday, the second Dutchman in action. He defeated the English dartster Lisa Ashton in the opening round 3-1.
Friday night appears Danny Noppert to the oche for his match against Royden Lam from hong Kong. The third round begins on december 22.
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