Darts World Cup: Former champion Anderson fails due to Dolan | EUROtoday

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Two-time world champion Gary Anderson is on the Darts World Cup Surprisingly eradicated within the spherical of 16. The Flying Scotsman, as Anderson is understood, misplaced 3-4 to Brendan Dolan.

The Northern Irishman is changing into an increasing number of of a favourite at Alexandra Palace in London. Just two days earlier he had defeated former Welsh champion Gerwyn Price. Dolan is now within the quarterfinals and might compete once more on New Year’s Day.

Cross confidently defeats Clayton

For the 53-year-old Anderson, even a powerful comeback after a false begin wasn’t sufficient. The Scot was 0-2 units down, then took the lead 3-2 after which misplaced the 2 remaining units. Especially within the seventh set, veteran Anderson made too many errors. After his titles in 2015 and 2016, there may be at the moment no additional coronation.

Previously, former champion Rob Cross had confidently reached the quarter-finals. Voltage, because the Englishman Cross is known as, received the spherical of 16 duel towards Jonny Clayton (Wales) 4-0 and is aiming for his second title after 2018. In the quarterfinals he’ll face Englishman Chris Dobey. He defeated defending champion Michael Smith.

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