World No. 1 Gerwyn Price says he has yet to realize his true potential, warning rivals he will be invincible on the oche in three years; “I’m really new to this compared to these players, so another three years where I can improve a lot more, and I’ll be very hard to beat”
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Gerwyn Price has warned his rivals he will be “unbeatable” for years to come, after his last triumph at the World Series of Darts final in Amsterdam.
Top-ranked Price tasted World Series showpiece glory for the second time in three years after a thrilling 11-10 victory over Dirk van Duijvenbode at AFAS Live on Sunday, shooting a 14 dart in the decider as he finished with an average of 100.14 in the showpiece to claim the top prize of £70,000.
‘The Iceman’ produced the goods in the final stages of a thrilling contest, racking up 146, 121 and 116 finishes to win.
Price lifted the roof of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens with a nine-dart in his semi-final against Danny Noppert at World Matchplay
Price’s victory over Van Duijvenbode secured his eighth TV title in four years, but the 37-year-old insists he has yet to realize his true potential.
“I think in three years I will be practically unbeatable,” said the 2021 world champion.
“Everyone else here now has experience. Michael Smith, Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen – even Jonny Clayton has done a lot of BDO stuff with Wales.
“I’m really new to this compared to these players, so another three years where I can improve a lot more, and I’ll be very hard to beat.”
“If I can start like I did in previous years, there’s no reason why I can’t win this title again.”
Gerwyn Price aims for a second World Grand Prix title
The Welshman had a rocky start to 2022, with a fractured hand derailing his Premier League campaign, but he has returned to form in emphatic style in recent months.
After reaching a first World Matchplay final in July, Price also made the Queensland Darts Masters final last month, before celebrating success at the New Zealand Darts Masters in Hamilton a fortnight later.
“It’s always nice to win,” said Price, who is now aiming to win a second World Grand Prix title at Morningside Arena in Leicester from October 3-9.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s the World Series or the TV ranking events – it fills you with confidence, especially with the World Grand Prix coming up.”
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He continued: “If I can start like I did in previous years, there’s no reason why I can’t win this title again.
“I know I’m playing well. I know where I should be.
“I have a lot more in the tank, but things are going in the right direction at the right time of year. I’m full of confidence.”
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