Phil Taylor was right on target to take out world darts title

DUTCHMAN Michael van Gerwen is a very good darts player, but he isn't as good as Phil Taylor.

An emotional Taylor yesterday came from behind to beat van Gerwen 7-4 and claim his 16th world championship, showing once again why he is the best player of all time.

Van Gerwen had gone into the final as favourite on the back of an extraordinary semi-final win against James Wade, and justified that expectation by jumping to a 2-0 lead.

The 23-year-old showed no nerves early, snatching the first set in a deciding fifth leg with a 140 checkout, before breaking Taylor's throw in 11 darts on the way to taking the second set 3-1.

But Taylor gradually worked his way back into the contest and when he levelled at 4-all the crowd and the momentum were clearly in his favour.

Van Gerwen had his chances in the fnal three sets, but the Englishman was clinical in closing out the match to pocket the winners cheque of $A390,000.

"I'm absolutely over the moon - it's the biggest night of my life," Taylor said.

"I really don't know how long I can keep going at this, but I'll be back next year to defend the title at 53."

Topics:  darts, michael van gerwen, phil taylor, sport



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