World No 2 Peter Wright turns into the fourth participant to win the World Championship and World Matchplay after a dominant show that noticed Dimitri Van den Bergh overwhelmed within the match for the primary time
By Paul Prenderville on the Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Final Up to date: 25/07/21 10:34pm
Peter Wright received his first World Matchplay title, beating defending champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 18-9 with an excellent show of scoring and ending to raise the Phil Taylor Trophy in Blackpool.
Snakebite, runner-up to Phil Taylor in The Energy’s last Matchplay in 2017, continued his sensational week to common greater than 100 for the fourth time in his 5 matches.
The 51-year-old – who nine days ago predicted he would win both the World Matchplay and the World Championship this year – fired ten most 180s and averaged greater than 100 for the fourth time within the week as he punished early missed doubles from Van den Bergh to energy his technique to the £150,000 first prize.
It was an agonising defeat for Van den Bergh who had hoped to grow to be simply the fourth participant to defend the title however having received on his match debut behind closed doorways final yr, he could not make it a dream Blackpool debut as nicely.
An emotional Wright devoted the trophy and the title to his spouse who has not too long ago undergone again surgical procedure and was by the facet of the oche for the primary time this week to see Wright add the distinguished Matchplay crown to his CV.
The Scot, world champion in 2019, joins an elite group to have received each of the game’s most prestigious titles alongside Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Rob Cross.
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