Nordic Darts Masters: Dimitri van den Bergh defeats Gary Anderson to say maiden World Collection title | Darts Information

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Dimitri van den Bergh raced into an 8-0 lead within the Nordic Masters ultimate in opposition to Gary Anderson, finally successful 11-5; watch the Premier League Play-Offs in Berlin on Monday, stay on Sky Sports activities Motion & Foremost Occasion from 7pm

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Dimitri van den Bergh overcame Gary Anderson 11-5 to win his first World Series title

Dimitri van den Bergh overcame Gary Anderson 11-5 to win his first World Collection title

Dimitri Van den Bergh clinched his first World Collection title on the Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters, defeating Gary Anderson 11-5 within the ultimate in Copenhagen.

That includes in simply his eighth World Collection occasion, Van den Bergh emerged victorious to scoop the £20,000 high prize, securing his second senior televised title within the course of.

The Belgian toppled Anderson to say his maiden TV rating crown on the 2020 World Matchplay and repeated the feat on Danish soil to disclaim the Scot a seventh World Collection triumph.

The world No 9 capitalised on a nightmare begin from Anderson to ascertain an virtually unassailable 8-0 benefit, and although Anderson rallied, he was unable to finish a rare comeback. Van den Bergh fired in legs of 12 and 13 darts to grab the early initiative, and a surprising 130 end in leg 5 continued the procession.

Gary Anderson fought back from 8-0 down in the final to avert a whitewash, but he was unable to deny Van den Bergh the title

Gary Anderson fought again from 8-0 down within the ultimate to avert a whitewash, however he was unable to disclaim Van den Bergh the title

Anderson’s woes on the outer ring endured because the Belgian prolonged his cushion, however the Scot abruptly sparked into life, reeling off 4 legs of his personal to halve the deficit.

Van den Bergh moved to the brink of victory at 10-4 with medical 86 and 72 mixtures, solely to spurn three match darts in leg 15, gifting Anderson a brief reprieve. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old made no mistake moments later, following up a fourth 180 with a 14-darter to seal the deal.

Nordic Darts Masters outcomes

Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 Gerwyn Worth
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
James Wade 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson 10-4 Peter Wright
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-4 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 11-7 James Wade
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson

“I’ve desires. I’m chasing my desires, and successful in opposition to a participant like Gary – that’s going to assist me,” Van den Bergh mentioned. “You understand that Gary is not going to offer it to you, you need to work for it, that is what I needed to do, and I managed to make myself a champion, in opposition to a participant who’s a champion.

“The sky is the restrict. Simply take a look at the trophy I am holding in my fingers. I’ve dreamed about it. I’ve managed to make my desires come true.”

The 2-time World Youth champion had opened the match on Friday with a whitewash win over Danish teenager Benjamin Drue Reus, setting the tone for a weekend of darting domination. Van den Bergh averaged 99 in a 10-5 quarter-final win over Gerwyn Worth, earlier than halting Michael Smith’s bid for successive World Collection titles with an emphatic 11-4 success within the semi-finals.

Anderson averaged 103 and posted 9 180s in a 10-4 demolition of world champion Peter Wright within the final eight, earlier than battling previous James Wade in a gruelling semi-final. Having gained his earlier six World Collection finals, Anderson was unable to keep up his flawless document, however there have been loads of positives to take for the two-time world champion.

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“It has been good,” Anderson mentioned. “In opposition to James I used to be somewhat sluggish, however the best way Dimitri performed in opposition to Michael Smith, anyone would have been up in opposition to it. He performed completely brilliantly. Hats off to him. He has a child lady now. That is perhaps her first trophy, however he is received a giant, huge future forward.

“There are a variety of nice younger gamers coming by, however the outdated guard can nonetheless play. We’ll give it a go!”

Fallon Sherrock was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Michael Smith

Fallon Sherrock was knocked out within the quarter-finals by Michael Smith

Smith had sealed his semi-final spot with a 10-6 win over final yr’s runner-up Fallon Sherrock, whereas Wade dispatched an out-of-sorts Michael van Gerwen 10-4 within the final eight.

The World Collection of Darts continues with the inaugural Dutch Darts Masters on the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, from June 24-25.

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