Van Barneveld, ‘had to work’ for victory at Lewis
Raymond van Barneveld reached Wednesday with pain and effort in the quarter-finals at the world cup of darts. The former world champion was 4-3 too strong for Adrian Lewis.
Van Barneveld began laboriously against Lewis, who already rap the first set won. After a 2-3 deficit in sets, stronger ‘Barney’ is still winning.
“This was work. This had nothing to do with flexibility”, recognized the world champion of 2007 at RTL7. “He started amazingly, I was able to work little to do. Before I knew it the first set was over. It went so fast.”
Van Barneveld to quarter-finals world cup of darts, the Only down
After the loss in the fourth set, which Van Barneveld himself had started, it went back times in the head of the Hagenaar. “I thought: here we go again. But I need to stop that negative thinking, and sure.”
In particular, his beloved double-16 was not good. “That takes energy and strength as you duplicates mist. In the seventh set, I make him right away. Then I think: why not earlier? But I always come back. We will never give in.”
In the semi-final will take the twelfth-placed Van Barneveld is the winner of the game between his rival Phil Taylor and Belgian Kim Huybrechts. That match is Thursday night played.
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