darts star Gary Anderson out of world championships
darts star Gary Anderson crashed out of the World Darts Championships
in the quarter finals on Friday night (December 29th).
Taylor held off a spirited fightback from Gary to claim a 5-3 victory
at Alexandra Palace.
two-times world champion Anderson beat Taylor in the 2015 final
but he was in danger of being blown away after falling 4-1 behind
in double-quick time.
Gary rallied and threatened to take the match into a decider at
2-2 in the eighth set, only for Taylor to hold his nerve to find
was a struggle, my energy levels went down towards the end,"
Phil Taylor told Sky Sports. "But I just knew I had to keep
putting him under pressure."
done a lot more work than me this year. Hes been everywhere,
done everything and has a young baby, so its difficult for
the greatest feeling in the world hearing the fans chant my name
and Im going to miss it after this week," he said, referring
to his looming retirement from the sport after the championships.
was no sign of the back pain that reportedly blighted Gary on Thursday
night in his third-round match.