Markham’s Gerwyn Price feels confident he can book a place in the final of this year’s PDC World Darts Championship after a convincing quarter-final win.
Former rugby player Price dominated his clash with Glen Durrant from start to finish, dropping only the third set in a 5-1 success to end the challenge of the Alexandra Palace debutant.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Price averaged just under 100 and fired in eight maximums as he booked his place in the World Championship semi-finals for the first time.
“I made him chase the match and I felt in control,” said Price, who will now face Peter Wright tonight.
Speaking to PDC.tv, Price added: “Glen was a bit patchy at times but I think the way I was checking out disheartened him.
“I’m happy to win that game 5-1 and I think Peter will be more worried about me than I will be about him.
“I’m really confident about the semi-final – he’ll be lucky to win a set.”
Price defied checkouts of 105 and 126 to edge the first set 3-2 before winning the second 3-1 against the throw.
Durrant won the third set 3-1 with the aid of a 136 checkout but that was to be as good as it got for the three-time Lakeside Champion as Price took the next three sets 3-1.
World number three Price now faces Peter Wright in tonight’s semi-final at 7pm.
If successful, Price could face defending champion Michael van Gerwen in the final if the Dutchman, who is favourite for the title, overcomes Nathan Aspinall in the other semi-final.