Actually, Gary Anderson was already out. The “Flying Scotsman” were 0: 3 behind, the situation was practically hopeless. But miraculously, the co-favorite came back.
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The two-time world champion Gary Anderson is after a spectacular race to catch up in the round of 16 of the Darts World Cup in London’s Alexandra Palace. The 51-year-old Scot turned on Wednesday evening in the last third round match of the tournament against the world number 27. Ian White (England) a 3-0 set deficit to a 4-3 win.
Before that, two co-favorites were surprisingly eliminated in the afternoon session: Premier League finalist Jose de Sousa lost to Scottish Alan Soutar 3: 4. Then it got the world number tenth Nathan Aspinall, who had no chance in the 0: 4 against his English compatriot Callan Rydz.
Meanwhile, the pandemic is affecting the tournament at Ally Pally more and more: After the three Dutchmen Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and Vincent van der Voort, Dave Chisnall from England also tested positive on Wednesday. The three-time world champion Gerwen accused the PDC World Federation of not having controlled enough.
For world champion Gerwyn Price, postponing the tournament would no longer be a taboo. “It wouldn’t be the best option, but I wouldn’t disagree,” the Welshman wrote on Instagram the afternoon before his round of 16 game.