Taylor thinks that he is a very good chance at the seventeenth world title

Taylor thinks that he is a very good chance at the seventeenth world title

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Hexadecimal world champion darts Phil Taylor has to say more faith than ever that he is in the next few weeks the world championship can win.

“I have a lot of confidence,” said the 56-year-old Taylor Sunday night after a simple victory against qualifier David Platt (3-0) in the first round by Sky Sports. “It’s crazy, for the first time in my career I really trust in that I the world cup can win it.”

“That is pretty scary. I have not felt so good, but I am now totally ready for it. I look very much forward to the rest of the tournament.”

Taylor, in 1990 and 1992 winner of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of the bond BDO, was unbeatable at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of profbond PDC. The Englishman won the tournament, between 1995 and 2002, eight times in a row. After that, he was also in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013 still the best.

The last couple of years the drafts, however, what came with ‘The Power’. He won this year ‘only’ one major (the World Cup of Darts) and four smaller tournaments. Michael van Gerwen, good for a record number of 25 toernooizeges in 2016, has the title of best darts player of the world now taken over by Taylor.

“But I think I know what I’ve done”, said the number four in the world. “A lot of people have me written off, but I really think that I have a very good chance to get this year the world CHAMPIONSHIPS to win.”

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Taylor has this year in any way prepared for the world cup than in previous years, but he did Sunday night secretive about what that change exactly is.

“I have done something that ensures that I better play, but I’m not going to tell us what that is”, said Taylor.

The darts player from Stoke-on-Trent is only on Tuesday the 27th of december back in action at the Alexandra Palace. Then he takes the in the second round against compatriot Kevin Painter. In 2004 was the world cup final. Taylor then won after a very exciting battle with 7-6.

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