Gerwyn Price missed anything and everything in the second part of his erratic World Cup final against Scottish veteran Gary Anderson (7-3). A rare 9-darter also passed the new darts king. “But I didn’t mind. Usually you lose the game in which you throw a 9-darter. I just held on to that”, the 35-year-old Welshman said with relief on RTL7.
Price made a great impression in his first World Cup final after a poor start (1-1 in sets). He threw almost clear and gave two-time world champion Anderson (50) hardly any chances to get into the game well. With a lead of 5-1 in sets, however, the nerves got a grip on the former rugby player. This gave Anderson some courage and confidence, but in the end Price remained mentally upright, although he still missed a total of eleven match darts.
“All those misses made me think about my family at home. I knew exactly how they felt, because that’s how I felt. I thought too much about what it would be like to get my hands on that trophy. Fortunately I knew myself. I have now gained experience. I now know what it feels like and how it should be to win a big prize. So more titles will definitely follow. “
Price thought of all the other darts players who ever managed to win the world title. “Van Gerwen, Taylor, Anderson, you name it. And now I belong too. A dream of mine has come true. And then I am the new number 1 in the world. I can’t wait for the next tournament, if I am announced that way. Not bad for a former rugby player, right? “