“Opportunities seized, although Wade was not himself”: Dimitri Van den Bergh hands out a blow at Masters | Darts

“Opportunities seized, although Wade was not himself”: Dimitri Van den Bergh hands out a blow at Masters | Darts
“Opportunities seized, although Wade was not himself”: Dimitri Van den Bergh hands out a blow at Masters | Darts
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Dimitri Van den Bergh (PDC 14) is in the second round of the Masters Darts. He convincingly beat an unrecognizable James Wade (PDC 19): 6-1. Tomorrow an ex-world champion awaits with Michael Smith.

LOOK. Van den Bergh: “I took my chances, even though Wade wasn’t himself”

Van den Bergh looked very relaxed beforehand and that was also visible on stage. Cold-bloodedly, he immediately put pressure on Wade. Soon it was 3-0. The high scores went well, as did the checkouts.

The fourth leg went less smoothly – Wade got on the scoreboard for the first time. But it did not enter our compatriot’s cup. His new sports psychologist who is already paying off? Van den Bergh continued to steam ahead, Wade was unrecognizable and started to struggle more and more at the checkouts. ‘Dancing Dimi’ didn’t look back: 6-1.

Ex-world champion Michael Smith awaits tomorrow.

LOOK. Van den Bergh’s winning leg

Results

Dirk van Duijvenbode-Ryan Searle: 6-5
Jonny Clayton –Krzysztof Ratajski: 3-6
Dave Chisnall-Martin Schindler: 6-1
Damon Heta-Gabriel Clemens: 6-2
Dimitri Van den Bergh-James Wade: 6-1
Chris Dobey-Andrew Gilding: 6-3
Joe Cullen-Josh Rock 6-4
Stephen Bunting-Ross Smith 6-5


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23:55
Yesterday

Bunting Smith: 6-5

The last match of the evening has become a prey for Stephen Bunting. ‘The Bullet’ was long behind the times against Ross Smith, but still managed to take the victory in the ‘deciding’ leg.

23:19
Yesterday

Cullen Rock: 6-4

After an enjoyable viewing, Joe Cullen has also qualified for the next round. Josh Rock kept pace for a long time, but at the moment of truth Cullen pulled the bag: 6-4.

22:54
Yesterday

Dobey Gilding: 6-3

Dobey is also in the second round. Gilding is the child of the score: 6-3.

22:19
Yesterday

6-1!

It is in for Van den Bergh after a very convincing performance.

22:16
Yesterday

5-1

Another break from Van den Bergh, again because Wade misses an opportunity. ‘Dancing Dimi’ finishes via double 4. And now it’s your turn, finish on your own leg?

22:13
Yesterday

4-1

Van den Bergh after 12 arrows on 44. He throws out. 4-1. Two more legs to go.

22:11
Yesterday

3-1

Wade with his arms wide. His checkouts aren’t running smoothly. However, Van den Bergh also fails at first double 8, then double 4 and then double 2. But Wade also makes three mistakes afterwards. Our compatriot again, but three D1 is also not possible. With Wade, yes. He’s on the scoreboard. 3-1. Sad for ‘Dancing Dimi’.

22:08
Yesterday

3-0

And a miss from Wade on the double for the rebreak. Van den Bergh takes advantage: 3-0. The averages of both men exceed 100.

22:06
Yesterday

2-0

Strong leg from Van den Bergh. He comes back for 47 – he throws out via 15 and D16. And the break via an 11-darter. ‘Dancing Dimi’ starts this match particularly well.

22:04
Yesterday

1-0

Van den Bergh keeps his own leg: he throws out 32.

21:57
Yesterday

Attendance

Let me repeat: we are going to a best of 11 legs. The first to win 6 legs advances. If Van den Bergh wins, Michael Smith will be waiting. As the seed, the former world champion is already certain of the second round.

21:56
Yesterday

Van den Bergh looks very relaxed. He walked back and forth here and had a chat with Humphries.

Rudy Lanssens on the spot

9:50 PM
Yesterday

Heta-Clemens: 6-2

Heta also pushes through smoothly. So the other German also dies along with Clemens. Here too, the winner was clearly stronger in the checkouts. 75 percent versus 28 percent.

Soon it will be Van den Bergh’s turn!

21:24
Yesterday

Chisnall-Schindler: 6-1

Easy win for Chisnall in a high-quality match. Schindler does not seize his (scarce) moments, while the Englishman is simply flawless on his doubles: 6-1.

9:00 PM
Yesterday

Clayton-Ratajski: 3-6

The number 9 in the world has to go home. The checkouts of Ratajski made the difference. With a percentage of 85% he leaves Clayton (25%) far behind him: 3-6.

20:31
Yesterday

Van Duijvenbode-Searle: 6-5

The opener consists of 11 legs. Searle runs out to 0-2, but Van Duijvenbode comes back and wins the final 6-5. After an even match, the Dutchman finishes with double 8. A boost after all the injuries to his shoulder.

19:53
Yesterday

Broadcast starts on VTM2 and VTM GO

18:23
Yesterday

Van den Bergh: “Not a favorable draw”

“This is a major. A tournament where I want to go shine“, says Dimitri Van den Bergh at Rudy Lanssens on the spot. “But with Wade I immediately get a tough opponent. And if I win, Michael Smith will follow. The draw is not favorable. But I focus on myself.”

After a poor World Cup, Van den Bergh wants to make a good start in 2024. “The training sessions this week went smoothly. Hopefully I can continue that to the podium. There is confidence. With my new sports psychologist I will also take further steps forward this year.”

It’s from 2020 (World Matchplay) ago that ‘Dancing Dimi’ could win a major tournament – a major. Isn’t it time for a new grandiose achievement? “I definitely want to win another one. But feet on the ground. I have to get that winning feeling back. The feeling that I can finish a match completely. I don’t have the best memories of the Masters. That’s why it is a goal this year to make a good start and get past that first lap. Hopefully we will succeed soon.”



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17:51
Yesterday

Van Duijvenbode about injuries: “I’m not going to win the tournament”



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