• Smith, seeded 10th, on target 6-3 to reach first final
Michael van Gerwen will attempt to win a third PDC World Championship title after sweeping aside Scotland’s Gary Anderson 6-1 in their semi-final on Sunday night. In Tuesday’s final the Dutchman will face the St Helens-born Michael Smith, who played superbly in the other semi-final to end the run of his fellow Englishman Nathan Aspinall 6-3. It will be Smith’s first final.
Van Gerwen won the title in 2014 and 2017 and looked every inch the top seed in a brilliant performance against Anderson at Alexandra Palace in London. Anderson, who struggled to find his best form, at least avoided a whitewash by winning the sixth set but that was where his resistance ended.
Written by Press Association
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