PDC world darts: Van Gerwen wins spiky encounter to set up final with Smith

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  • Words exchanged with Dimitri Van den Bergh during 6-0 win
  • Michael Smith beats Gabriel Clemens 6-2 to reach third final

Michael van Gerwen produced a ruthless display to thrash Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 and set up a PDC world championship final showdown with Michael Smith.

The three-times former champion won 18 of 22 legs in an occasionally spiky but ultimately one-sided semi-final and will face Smith in a rerun of the 2019 final, when the Dutchman won 7-3. The winner on Tuesday night at Alexandra Palace will also replace Gerwyn Price as the No 1 player in the world rankings.

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Written by Niall McVeigh
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/02/pdc-world-darts-semi-finals-michael-van-gerwen-smith under the title “PDC world darts: Van Gerwen wins spiky encounter to set up final with Smith”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.