Michael van Gerwen defeated Fallon Sherrock in the Nordic Masters final to win his 16th World Series crown and his first PDC title in 293 days; Sherrock reached his first PDC final after coming back from 7-1 to stun Dimitri Van den Bergh in the semi-final
Last update: 09/18/21 10:53 PM
Michael van Gerwen ended his long wait for a first PDC title of 2021 by coming back from behind to beat Fallon Sherrock 11-7 in the Nordic Masters final in Copenhagen on Saturday.
The three-time world champion defeated Madars Razma 10-4 in the quarter-final earlier in the day before facing Premier League winner Jonny Clayton 11-7 in the semi-final.
Sherrock had reached his first PDC final with a stunning comeback to beat world No.5 and former matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-10 in the last four, after suffering deficits of 7-1 and 8- 2 at various stages of the meeting.
“The Queen of the Palace,” who became the first woman to win a main draw match at the PDC World Championship, was given a pass to the semi-finals after quarter-final opponent Gerwyn Price turned down. withdrawn from competition due to an elbow injury.
Van Gerwen trailed 6-3 in the opening session of the final before winning six legs in a row to clinch his 16th World Series crown and his first PDC title in 293 days.
Nordic Masters: Saturday results
|Quarter-finals||Gerwyn Price with Fallon Sherrock (goodbye)|
|Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Gary Anderson|
|Peter Wright 3-10 Jonny Clayton|
|Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Madars Razma|
|Semi finals||Fallon Sherrock 11-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|Jonny Clayton 7-11 Michael van Gerwen|
|Final||Fallon Sherrock 7-11 Michael van Gerwen|
“I had to wait a long time to win a trophy,” Van Gerwen said in his interview on stage. “Fallon played a phenomenal tournament and I think she played one of her best games of her life in the final and I want to give her all the credit because she made it really tough.
“I think I earned it this weekend. I played really well overall but also the crowd was absolutely phenomenal. It’s been too long since we’ve had crowds like this. , especially on a televised tournament, all I can say is thank you very much.
“I went through a very difficult time, it means so much to me. I worked really hard on my game and it finally paid off and I think I played really well here.”
The darts are back on your Air sports screens, with the seven-day single double-start World Grand Prix from Leicester’s Morningside Arena live from October 3 as Gerwyn Price defends the title he won last year