Van Gerwen’s warning for rivals

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Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Defending champion Michael van Gerwen warned his rivals he would only get better after m arching into the quarter-finals of the William Hill World Darts Championship with a 4-1 win over Terry Jenkins.

The world number one won the last three sets to progress in front of the watching Prince Harry at Alexandra Palace, crucially coming from t wo legs down to take the fourth set 3-2.

Van Gerwen, who had an average of 99.6, said on Sky Sports Darts: ” I felt good, to play games like this you need to feel relaxed otherwise you won’t win.

“I feel confident, I feel good, there’s more in the tank.”

Van Gerwen will take on Robert Thornton in the last eight after he swept aside Benito van de Pas 4-0.

In the first match of the evening, Stephen Bunting, the BDO world champion in his first season on the PDC circuit, shocked James Wade as some clinical checkouts earned him a place in the last 16.

Bunting produced finishes of 161 and 144 on his way to a 4-1 win.

In the afternoon session, Raymond van Barneveld edged a thrilling second-round contest with Jamie Craven 4-3, Michael Smith beat Brendan Dolan 4-2 and Vincent van der Voort crushed German Max Hopp 4-0.

Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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