World Grand Prix: Michael van Gerwen beats Jeffrey de Zwaan to reach last eight

Michael van Gerwen returned a place at James Wade and the World Grand Prix quarter-finals However Gary Anderson, Michael Smith crashed out

Van Gerwen was near perfect, falling only a couple of legs in a much-improved showing that saw him record the tournaments average up to now, but the huge names continued to falter with two-time world champion Anderson the largest to fall.
World No 28 Chris Dobey produced one of the performances of his career to beat dropped out at the next round for the first time and doubles.
Its currently five of the eight seeds that have been dumped out following Anderson, two-time Grand Prix champion Wade and World Championship runner-up Smith combined Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney, that dropped on Monday.
But world and four-time winner no 1 MvG stays to retain the name for the first time.
The world upped his game after labouring past Jamie Hughes on the coming night, and he advanced into some quarter-final using Mervyn King which will stir Lots of memories
King knocked in the UK Open earlier this season while Van Gerwen beat King to claim his first important title in the Citywest Hotel in 2012, and the pair will clash on Thursday.
Van Gerwend lost his past two meetings but as he swept to the first pair to secure the set, there was to be no repeat.
He powered on, carrying the first two legs of this next group until De Zwaan, that had not been given a shot, took out a dazzling shanghai ending. But that delayed the inevitable as yet another leg was taken out by Van Gerwen.
De Zwaan grabbed an additional leg but Van Gerwen raced despite his opening doubles as he slipped to his showdown faltering slightly James Wade.
King reeled off half of the last eight legs to achieve the quarter-finals for the first time since his run in 2014, shooting in seven 180s on the way.
With neither man excelling, it was Wade who got the better of their opening series, thanks in the main to a host of missed chances from King, none more so than the fourth leg where nine darts to level went begging letting The Machine to grab the advantage.
King rallied in the moment, including a dazzling run that featured a 109 end along with two maximums, along with a tight pair went the distance.
Wade double eight to degree after which stunned using a a barrage of doubles to start and doubles to finish which saw him march on.
Dobey and Anderson performed a fourth round classic in the World Championship at which the Flying Scotsman innovative, but Tuesday was Dobeys evening with a leading performance.
Hollywood reached his third important quarter-final having a success that brought much to his own powers of recovery, after the opening Collection had been pinched by Anderson, standing firm
Even with eight missed darts at his finishing doubles, Anderson edged the opener that travelled all the way once Dobey took a dazzling 134.
The lifelong Newcastle fan was inspired with the Magpies victory over Manchester United on Sunday and that he levelled the match with another course second set going the distance.
A group that was dominant took Dobey into the brink and also Anderson continued to throw away a host of opportunities that were finishing, the 29-year-old remained rock solid, extending his conduct to six legs which allowed him to close out a deserved and renowned success.
The success in the final match of the night a day crowed which had begun with Ian White of dobey shocking the seed Smith.
Bully Boy had struck every one of his darts fighting back from 2-1 down with a display of finishing the inspiration, but that was as good as White introduced his flooring shape to the tv 48, as it got.
With Smith incapable to push against his average Whites greater scoring capability took him to the lead and following a run of six legs he stood inside a pair of some quarter-final.
After dropping seven consecutive legs, the rot stopped however a far from compelling 20-dart leg which began on dual one suggested he hadnt found his form.
A callous White took out 85 to proceed to the verge and firm stood only a 2nd since 2015 while the set levelled after a game dart out of his competitor.
Coverage of this World Grand Prix stick with us through to Saturdays closing from the Citywest Hotel and continues from 7pm Wednesday with the Decision of the next round on Sky Sports Action & Main Event

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