Michael van Gerwen was eliminated in the second round of the World Series of Darts Finals on Saturday-evening.

The number one in the world lost 4-6 to Glen Durrant in Salzburg.

The match between Van Gerwen, who had a bye in the first round, and Durrant was tied for a long time.

In the ninth leg, however, the Englishman took care of the first break of the match.

Van Gerwen got the chance to break back, but in the end he also had to leave the tenth leg to Durrant.

De Brabanter recorded an average of exactly 102 per three arrows, compared to 102.5 for 'Duzza'.

For Van Gerwen, it was his first major tournament since his elimination from the Premier League.

For the first time in his career, he failed to reach the play-offs in the prestigious league.

In between, he also competed in the Autumn Series, where he won one of five tournaments.

Van Gerwen won the World Series of Darts Finals a total of four out of five times.

Last year he beat his fellow countryman Danny Noppert in the final in Amsterdam.

James Wade was the only other winner of the tournament two years ago.


MICHAEL VAN GERWEN IS OUT! Glen Durrant just has Michael van Gerwen's number as he beats the reigning champion in the second round of the 2020 bwin World Series of Darts Finals


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Van der Voort also fails in the second round

Earlier in the day, the curtain also fell for Vincent van der Voort.

De Purmerender lost 3-6 against Gerwyn Price in the second round.

Van der Voort was already broken in the first leg by Price.

'The Dutch Destroyer', who simply won against Joe Cullen (6-0) on Friday, could not undo that deficit in the future.

The World Series of Darts Finals, the first tournament with an audience since the corona crisis, started on Friday and will last until Sunday.

The tournament is normally the final part of a competition series organized by the PDC.

However, those five tournaments were all canceled due to the corona crisis.

Instead of the top eight of the world rankings, the PDC therefore invited eight top players who have a seeded status.

In addition, twelve other unseeded players received a wildcard and the field of participants was completed by four players from a qualifying tournament.