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Article: Price Eyes Up World Title

Price Eyes Up World Title

Gerwyn Price believes his A game is the best on the planet as he eyes up a World Championship title.

The Welshman delivered his third successive PDC title with a comeback 11-9 win over Rob Cross in the World Series on Sunday night.

Price had won the last two Autumn Series events extending his winning streak to 17 matches after landing the £70,000 Series in Salzburg having been 8-4 down in the final.

He said: “I'm really happy and a bit relieved. From 8-4 down I'm proud of myself, to dig deep once again like I have in a few games over the last couple of weeks.

“Early on in the final I thought I was playing brilliant - I should have been at least 4-1 up but I knew that Rob was going to come out firing and when he banged in that 144 I knew I was in for a tough game.

“In the middle part of the game I was beating myself up and let Rob get in front, but I stuck in there until the end and got over the winning line.

“I never give up any more and I always believe that as long as there's one leg to go I can still win, and I stuck in there until the end.

“I'm playing well, practising well and giving 100 percent every single time. Whoever's going to beat me is going to have to play really well and take their chances, because if not then I will.

“I'm looking forward to the European Tour next week and the World Grand Prix after that, and obviously I've got one eye on the World Championship.

“I wouldn't say I'm the best player in the world now, but I believe that my A-game is better than anybody else's. That's all that matters, I'm confident with my own game."

Cross had been eliminated from the Premier League on Judgement Night less than a month ago, but bounced back from that disappointment in style to reach his first final since last October's European Championship.

Cross said: “It hurts. I lost to an in-form guy tonight and he's been playing the darts of his life. Fair play to Gezzy for winning. Maybe with the lead I did have, I just got a little bit complacent.

“I've always got the game in the locker. I didn't feel great when I played James and he never really got going, but it's a step in the right direction.

“The darts are perfect for me and everything's perfect, it's just about Rob believing. I'm bitterly disappointed, but I'll go back on the practice board, work harder and come back stronger."

By Phil Lanning

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