Sunday 26 January 2020

Michael van Gerwen loses world darts title to first time winner Peter Wright

Michael van Gerwen after the match. Photo: Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics Ltd via HH

Dutch darts player Michael van Gerwen lost his PDC world title to Scottish underdog Peter Wright in Wednesday evening’s final 7-3.

The match, described by commentators as ‘the best of the tournament’, was Van Gerwen’s fifth final in eight years.

Van Gerwen, who took the title in 2014, 2017 and 2018 said after the match that he had let himself down at important moments.

‘I can only blame myself. I had several chances to go in front, but when you don’t take them against a player like Peter Wright, you’re not going to win, simple as that,’ Van Gerwen told reporters.

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