Michael van Gerwen on his greatest game in darts against Raymond van Barneveld

From the fourth of our series, Michael van Gerwen chooses at his 2017 World Championship clash against Raymond van Barneveld as his game.
Van Gerwen went into the championship ranked as the No 1 in the world having already claimed Grand Slam, World Grand Prix, the World Matchplay and Premier League titles which season.
He had conquered against Darren Webster, Cristo Reyes, Kim Viljanen and Daryl Gurney to establish a clash.
The pair traded blows five sets prior to Van Gerwen opened a lead to make it 4-2 up.
«I felt very great because it was likely the best tournament I’ve played in my life,» explained Van Gerwen. «It was very important for me to perform nicely against Raymond and I had to I would have lost that game.»
After moving 4-2 upward MVG did not look back, making among the best performances the Ally Pally has witnessed, averaging a tournament record 114.05 and narrowly missing dual 12, en route to a detailed 6-2 success.
«It was really nice to conquer Raymond, I still hadn’t won anything after that, but it gave me confidence to the championship, and I played nicely later also.»
Van Gerwen end Gary Anderson’s reign as world champion, beating his second world title to be claimed by The Flying Scotsman 7-3 and would choose that form into the final.
It is not very long to wait patiently until darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12 and seven times of policy continues until the final on Saturday.

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