Gary reaches Grand Slam Semi-Final

Gary Anderson's brilliant run at the 2017 Grand Slam continued on Friday night at the Wolverhampton Civic.

He got the better of Mensur Suljovic to set up a mouth-watering semi-final against Peter Wright on Sunday afternoon. 

The Unicorn star was terrific throughout and never trailed in a pulsating quarter-final, which he eventually won 16-12.....Wright was a 16-10 winner over Glen Durrant who missed the D12 for a 9 darter!

But Anderson starred hitting nine 180s and averaging nearly 102 in a week where he has hit some superb darts.

"It was tough, but it always is when you play Mensur. The most important thing was to stay focused and not be put off in any way. But I know I will have to play even better in the semi-final." he said.

Missed doubles from the Austrian allowed the Unicorn man to take control from the off and when he was 4-2 up, the Scot hadn't missed a dart at a double. Suljovic kept scrapping and got it back to five legs apiece at the second break, but Anderson then hit a purple patch.

He reeled off four straight legs to open up a 9-5 advantage.....Suljovic hit back with three legs of his own by Gary stamped his authority all over the match by opening up a four leg lead again at 14-10.

And he polished Suljovic off by 16 legs to 12 in fine fashion as he continues his bid to win the Grand Slam for the first time.

Friday Q/Finals:

Peter Wright 16-10 Glen Durrant

Gary Anderson 16-12 Mensur Suljovic

Saturday Q/Finals:

Phil Taylor v Daryl Gurney

Michael van Gerwen v Rob Cross

Story from STUART PYKE 

Image courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC

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