Michael van Gerwen has ruled the eighth-final Highlight in the Darts world Cup in 2019 against Adrian Lewis. The Dutchman defeated his English opponent 4:1 in the quarter-finals.

In the Match was van Gerwen his Status as championship Favourite. He achieved a points Average of 108,08, significantly more than the good side of the end of Lewis (101,16). Briefly, it looked as a random, two-time world champion van Gerwen in trouble, as Lewis was, a 0:2-residue offset. Then van Gerwen, two Eleven-Darter in a row, the 3:1 was a preliminary decision.

In the quarter-finals it gets van Gerwen, the winner of the match between Ryan Joyce and James Wade to do. The two Englishmen will play on Friday against each other. (SPIEGEL ONLINE reports from 13.30 clock in the live Ticker.)

The two-time world champion Gary Anderson from Scotland is also in the quarter-finals, had with the Englishman Chris Dobey but more effort than expected. In a varied high-class duel defeated “The Flying Scotsman,” the outsider 4:3. In the process, Dobey reached a higher Average (100,83; Anderson: 98,75) and threw 15 times the 180 (Anderson: 13).

Already a round earlier, it was Anderson with the Dutchman Jermaine Wattimena effort and came only after a long and hard Match. In Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright, Simon Whitlock and Gerwyn Price already some of the co-favourites, have failed before. Anderson hits on Saturday to the winner of the match between Jamie Lewis and Dave Chisnall.

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