The world rank list tenth had previously won the English duel with a surprise husband, Nathan Aspinall, number 73 in the world, 6:3.
“at the moment we can say that we are the two best players in the world. We both have won most of the tournament this year,“ said van Gerwen, before the game at Sport1.
the defending champion was surprisingly failed in the second round
Van Gerwen was crowned 2014 in the final against Peter Wright to become the youngest PDC world champion and repeated the title win in 2017, against Anderson. The winner of the 26. World Cup edition of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) will receive a monetary prize of 500,000 pounds (approximately 555.000 euros).
the title of defender Rob Cross (England), sent at the last world Cup in the final legend Phil Taylor in the pension, had surprisingly failed in the second round in his five years younger compatriot Luke Humphries.
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