Taylor and Van Barneveld are looking forward to match of the tournament’
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Phil Taylor calls the quarterfinals of Friday night at the world cup of darts against Raymond van Barneveld – “the match of the tournament”. The Englishman is impressed by the level of the Dutch exhibits in London.
With hexadecimal winner Taylor and five-fold world champion Van Barneveld, there are Friday night two winners facing each other in the quarter finals of the world cup.
Van Barneveld took his place Wednesday, all at the expense of Adrian Lewis in the last eight, Taylor reached Thursday night, the last eight by Kim Huybrechts to beat.
“El Clasico is coming! I’m ready and looking forward to against Phil Taylor to play”, tweeted Van Barneveld (49) after the victory of his upcoming opponent.
So El Clasico is on!!! I am ready ! Let’s get ready to Rumble !!! Looking forward playing @PhilTaylor @OfficialPDC… https://t.co/LMMeHVr9w8
Time of placing
22:05 – 29 december 2016
“Tomorrow is the match of the tournament,” said Taylor Thursday night against Sky Sports. “I don’t know if there still tickets to purchase, but I advise people to be there very soon. This is a huge cracker.”
The 56-year-old Englishman is impressed by the level of the Hagenaar this year gets at the Alexandra Palace. “I thought Adrian Lewis this WK would win, because he played so well in the first round, but ‘Barney’ has defeated him in a great match.”
“I have Raymond never so focused seen. He was so sharp. His victory on Lewis was so far the best match of the tournament, but tomorrow is an other party. He truly believes that he is the world title win, but I believe that I’m going to win,” said Taylor.
Van Gerwen into quarter-finals world CHAMPIONSHIP darts after a win at Webster
Michael van Gerwen was satisfied after he Thursday night at the expense of Darren Webster (4-1) managed to place for the quarter finals. Plays in the number one of the world against the Northern Irishman Daryl Guerney, who, together with Van Barneveld the only remaining darter in the tournament which are not the seven highest-placed players.
“All riders are still in it, that is what I hoped for. Everyone wants to see this at home on television or here in the room,” said Van Gerwen.
“I feel good, of course. Here and there I had some problems, he also played very well,” said de Brabander after his victory at Webster.
“Everyone at home and in the audience expected a lot from me. The only thing that counts for me is this tournament win. Here I am again one step closer.”
25 games ago, lost to Van Gerwen from Guerney. “That was a long time ago, and since then, I haven’t lost”, knew Van Gerwen. “For him, this is a great contest. He has at the world cup is still not at a topper thrown, let’s see what he has against me.”
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