Darts

World Matchplay: Title wait to continue for Van Gerwen

World Matchplay: Title wait to continue for Van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen continues his quest to end his title drought when he faces Nathan Aspinall in the World Matchplay quarter-finals on Friday. The Dutchman is enduring an unusual barren spell having not won a tournament since November while Peter Wright and Michael Smith square off in the night’s other last-eight clash.

Michael van Gerwen discusses dartitis and Phil Taylor

Michael van Gerwen discusses dartitis and Phil Taylor

Michael van Gerwen was crowned the bwin Grand Slam of Darts champion for the third successive year when he beat Peter Wright 16-12 in the final on Sunday night.

The 28-year-old Dutchman has not been beaten since his shock defeat to John Henderson at the World Grand Prix last month.

Next up is the Players Championship Finals at Minehead before the World Championship begins on December 14.

bwin caught up with the world number one to discuss ‘dartitis’ as well as his rivalry with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, who is due to retire after the Alexandra Palace tournament.

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