Michael van Gerwen is happy and proud that he is the ranking in the Premier League again referred to. The reigning world champion nudged Rob Cross of the first place by the Englishman sat night in a direct duel with less than 8-2 defeat.
“This is an important victory for me. I played with a lot of confidence and am now back on the first place on the ranking list. That is where I come from”, said a satisfied Van Gerwen after his party in Cardiff against Sky Sports.
It looked at the beginning not that the 29-year-old Dutchman so convincing Cross would win in the Motorpoint Arena in Wales, because he had the first two legs of the world champion of 2018.
Four-time Premier League winner and defending champion Van Gerwen showed an impressive demonstration of resilience by then all the legs in his favor to decide and his eighth victory of this Premier League campaign books.
Van Gerwen cries out of joy. (Photo: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)
“I think I’ve played’
The Dutchman was very happy that Cross his strong start is no sequel could provide in Wales. “He had a 125-finish the opportunity to 3-0, but that was not him. I have benefited,” said Van Gerwen, who are against Cross an impressive average of 108 per three arrows down.
“I thought: now I have my own game play, no errors anymore and put him under pressure. That is exactly what I have done. I think that anyway I’ve played, also in the first two legs of the race. Rob started well, but threw less. He can do much better.”
By his convincing victory is Van Gerwen after twelve rounds with eighteen points to head. Cross follows with a point less. Next week in Birmingham the next round on the program and then takes Van Gerwen vs. James Wade.