Clemens writes German darts history - now the most difficult of all tests is waiting
Created: 12/31/2022 06:17
That's how it works, Gaga!
Gabriel Clemens is in the quarterfinals of the Darts World Cup.
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Gabriel Clemens made it into the last eight of the Darts World Cup.
No German player has ever done that before.
Now the number one is waiting.
London - Gabriel Clemens was the first German player in the history of the Darts World Cup in London to reach the quarterfinals.
The 39-year-old Saarlander won his round of 16 game against the Scottish outsider Alan Soutar 4-1 on Friday and thus played a duel with the world number one Gerwyn Price from Wales.
The German Giant
Born: August 16, 1983 (age 39), Saarlouis
PDC ranking: 25
Best World Cup result: Round of 16
Darts World Cup: Gabriel Clemens meets number one Price on New Year's Day
The encounter between Clemens and Price takes place on New Year's Day.
The "German Giant" had previously defeated Irishman William O'Connor (3:0) and Welshman Jim Williams (4:3).
Clemens is now only two wins away from the big final, which takes place on January 3rd at Alexandra Palace.
Darts break in London on New Year's Eve.
Loudly cheered on by more than 500 German fans, Clemens started strong.
The very first recording brought the maximum score of 180 points - and pleased the colorfully dressed supporters, who, as always, chanted "Oh, how beautiful that is".
Clemens then won the first set without any major problems.
Darts World Cup: Gabriel Clemens doesn't burn anything against Soutar
The game was characterized by many mistakes and was not nearly as entertaining and high-class as the third round duel with Williams, but Clemens had his strong moments again this time.
When he mastered a finish over Bullseye at a score of 1-1 in the third set, he cheered exuberantly in the direction of his box for girlfriend Lisa.
The fourth sentence turned into a thriller, which Clemens won with nerves of steel.
After that, the game was quickly decided.