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Nathan Aspinall, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen all dropped out of the World Grand Prix when the first round came to a dramatic conclusion in Leicester; only four seeds have advanced to the second round

Last Updated: 04/10/21 11:42 pm

Michael van Gerwen was one of the seeded players who missed the World Grand Prix on Monday night.

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Michael van Gerwen was one of the seeded players who missed the World Grand Prix on Monday night.

Michael van Gerwen was one of the seeded players who missed the World Grand Prix on Monday night.

Five-time winner Michael van Gerwen, along with Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, crashed into the World Grand Prix on a dramatic night at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

Van Gerwen, Matchplay World Champion Wright and former finalist Anderson suffered impressive casualties at the hands of Danny Noppert, Rob Cross and Ian White, respectively.

It leaves world number one Gerwyn Price a huge favorite to retain his title.

World Grand Prix 2021: Monday’s first round results

Darius Labanauskas 2-1 Brendan Dolan
Callan Rydz 0-2 Jonny Clayton
Vincent van der Voort 2-0 Gabriel Clemens
Nathan Aspinall 1-2 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gary Anderson 1-2 Ian White
Peter Wright 0-2 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen 0-2 Danny Noppert
Jose De Sousa 2-0 Glen Durrant

Van Gerwen walked millimeters away from a historic nine-dart finish

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Van Gerwen walked millimeters away from a historic nine-dart finish

Van Gerwen walked millimeters away from a historic nine-dart finish

Van Gerwen found himself in trouble early against Noppert in an all-Dutch tie who was a clear favorite to win.

Having picked up his first title of the year at the Nordic Darts Masters two weeks ago, the Dutchman said he had nothing to prove before his attempt to win the tournament for the sixth time, but MVG was being beaten and beaten by Noppert like him. fell one set down.

MVG responded by starting with a 160 and landing five perfect darts before missing the bullseye by the width of a wire in a 170 finish. In an explosive set, a relentless Noppert hit an incredible 103 to set up a decisive stage that he snatched after a Final fresco of 90 (T20, D15).

In a night of surprises, Danny Noppert spoke about his astonishing victory against the five-time winner of the event.

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In a night of surprises, Danny Noppert spoke about his astonishing victory against the five-time winner of the event.

In a night of surprises, Danny Noppert spoke about his astonishing victory against the five-time winner of the event.

Voltage thrown snake bite

Rob Cross showed the kind of form that helped him secure the 2018 world title

Rob Cross showed the kind of form that helped him secure the 2018 world title

Wright is second in the PDC Order of Merit and was the runner-up in the 2018 event. He entered the tournament with the goal of ranking number one in the world by the end of the year, with the World Grand Prix being the first of the four televised qualifying events during October and November.

But the Scotsman, dressed all in yellow for his first tie, immediately found himself in a fight with Cross.

‘Voltage’ took the stage without his darts, causing a slight delay in the paperwork. But when he finally got a few, he showed he was ready for the fight by topping an impressive 3-1 opening set averaging 94.8 and 75 percent in final doubles.

Cross then achieved an impressive straight sets victory by knocking out 58 with a neat combination of two darts.

Cross had an awkward moment when he realized he had forgotten his darts prior to his confrontation with Peter Wright.

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Cross had an awkward moment when he realized he had forgotten his darts prior to his confrontation with Peter Wright.

Cross had an awkward moment when he realized he had forgotten his darts prior to his confrontation with Peter Wright.

Diamond cuts the Flying Scotsman; De Sousa in a special mood

Ian White pestered Gary Anderson to arrange a meeting with Darius Labanauskas

Ian White pestered Gary Anderson to arrange a meeting with Darius Labanauskas

Gary Anderson found himself at a point of annoyance against Ian White, dropping a set when ‘Diamond’ rallied 2-0 against to secure it, despite 14 missed darts in final doubles.

Anderson, the two-time world champion and 2016 finalist, struggled with his opening doubles and should have been punished for his wastefulness when White missed two match darts. That allowed the sixth-ranked Scotsman to score double six in the fifth stage to level up.

An enthralling match reached a decisive stage and, in a thrilling conclusion, White finally covered the double-eight in the eighth moment of calling for advancement.

Grand Slam of Darts Champion Jose De Sousa earned his first World Grand Prix victory in straight sets against Glen Durrant.

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Jonny’s birthday celebrations in Leicester

Jonny Clayton received a standing ovation at the Morningside Arena while speaking with Polly James from Sky Sports.

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Jonny Clayton received a standing ovation at the Morningside Arena while speaking with Polly James from Sky Sports.

Jonny Clayton received a standing ovation at the Morningside Arena while speaking with Polly James from Sky Sports.

Premier League Winner Jonny clayton celebrated his 47th birthday by producing a top-notch display by defeating Callan rydz.

The Welshman averaged 95.10 and staggered at ‘The Big Fish’ on his way to a resounding victory.

Clayton landed this spectacular 170 on his way to victory

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Clayton landed this spectacular 170 on his way to victory

Clayton landed this spectacular 170 on his way to victory

Premier League star Nathan Aspinall, a former quarterfinalist in this event, he saw his hopes for a career terminated by the methodical Pole Krzysztof Ratajski.

The Stockport pitcher won a tight opening set with a double-10, but Ratajski fought back brilliantly after clearing 52 (20, D16) to send this tit-for-tat fight to a decider.

There were three pitch breaks in the deciding set and ‘The Polish Eagle’ finally ended Aspinall’s hopes by sinking the double 10.

World Grand Prix 2021: Tuesday’s second round matches

Ryan Searle vs. Luke Humphries
James Wade vs. Stephen Bunting
Gerwyn Price vs. Mervyn King
Dave Chisnall vs. Ross Smith

Story creator Brendan Dolan made the event famous after becoming the first player to reach a nine-dart finish in the double format to start 10 years ago.

But the Irishman found himself at a disadvantage after appearing to be in control against Darius labanauskas. The Lithuanian struck back with a majestic 156 to even out before clinching the set with a 51 (11, D20) out.

Labanauskas' impressive 156 outing was a catalyst for his return in the first set.

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Labanauskas’ impressive 156 outing was a catalyst for his return in the first set.

Labanauskas’ impressive 156 outing was a catalyst for his return in the first set.

Dolan, in his twelfth tournament appearance, shut out Labanauskas to level up and looked a favorite to progress, but ‘Lucky D’ nailed an important 73 (T19, D8) to break the shot and sealed the win after posting double. 16 with his fourth match. dart.

In a noisy first clash between Vincent van der Voort and Gabriel Clemens, the fast Dutchman, booked his place in the next round with a clean sweep from the German.

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