Published: Saturday, 01/01/2022 10:45 PM
London (AP) – Former darts world champion Peter Wright has reached the semi-finals at the World Cup in London after a few teething problems.
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World Championship in London
The Scot, nicknamed “Snakebite”, won his quarter-finals just under 5: 4 against the English outsider Callan Rydz, thus stopping his triumphant advance. Rydz had previously won the first four games of the tournament confidently and lost only one out of 14 sets. The 23-year-old was the last unseeded player in the tournament.
European champion Wright meets fellow countryman Gary Anderson in the semifinals and still has the chance to defend the prize money from his world championship title from two years ago for the world rankings. The extravagant Scot can no longer become number one in the world. That remains the former rugby professional Gerwyn Price from Wales.
In the afternoon the Englishman James Wade (5: 0 against compatriot Mervyn King) and ex-world champion Anderson (5: 2 against Luke Humphries from England) secured the first two semi-final tickets. On Sunday evening (8 p.m. / Sport1 and DAZN) the two semi-finals will be played. The final will then take place on Monday (9 p.m.).
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