Darts World Cup: Anderson failed - Humphries wins thriller

The two-time world champion Gary Anderson was surprisingly eliminated from the Darts World Cup in the round of 16.

Darts World Cup: Anderson failed - Humphries wins thriller

The two-time world champion Gary Anderson was surprisingly eliminated from the Darts World Cup in the round of 16. The Flying Scotsman, as Anderson is known, lost 3-4 to Brendan Dolan on Saturday evening. The Northern Irishman is becoming more and more of a favorite at Alexandra Palace in London. Just two days earlier he had defeated former Welsh champion Gerwyn Price. Dolan is now in the quarterfinals and can compete again on New Year's Day.

For the 53-year-old Anderson, even a strong comeback after a false start wasn't enough. The Scot was 0-2 sets down, then took the lead 3-2 and then lost the two remaining sets. Especially in the seventh set, veteran Anderson made too many mistakes. After his titles in 2015 and 2016, there is currently no further coronation.

Top favorite Luke Humphries from England narrowly escaped elimination again. Cool Hand Luke won a thrilling game against compatriot Joe Cullen 4:3. The game only ended 15 minutes before midnight local time. Humphries used his tenth match dart after a real crime thriller. The world-class professional had previously narrowly won 4-3 against Ricardo Pietreczko.

In the afternoon, former champion Rob Cross confidently reached the quarter-finals. Voltage, as the Englishman Cross is called, won the round of 16 duel against Jonny Clayton (Wales) 4-0 and is aiming for his second title after 2018. In the quarterfinals he will face Englishman Chris Dobey. He defeated defending champion Michael Smith.

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