For Mike de Decker, the World Darts Championship was already a success story after his first-round victory over Darius Labanauskas. With this victory, the Belgian (26) earned his PDC tour ticket and won for the first time on the Grand Stage at Alexandra Palace.
To continue this success story, he had to surpass the experienced Dave Chisnall. The Englishman has been at the top of the game for years and was in the semi-finals of the World Cup last year. On his way to the semi-finals, he surpassed Dimitri van den Berg and Michael van Gerwin with his impressive performance.
Beautiful noble letters, which “Chezy” immediately reinforced with a score of 180 degrees on his first turn. De Decker also scored some good scores in the first set, but after some troubles with doubles for both players, it was Chisnal who scored in the first set.
De Decker had to work hard and raise his level, although it wasn’t always easy. Leading 2-1 against Chisnal in the second set, De Decker narrowly missed a point on goal with an impressive 167 exits. Then Chisnal managed to finish the match: 2-0 for the Englishman.
De Decker had to outdo himself to avoid defeat, but in the third set he had to go through the fired Chisnall class: our compatriot could no longer avoid the 3-0 “bleach”. Out for Decker in Ally Pally, albeit with his head held high.
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