Wright "I'm Here to Win it!" After Amazing Comeback
Pumped-up Peter Wright vowed “I’m here to win it” after a sensational comeback from the dead to reach the Unibet Grand Prix final.
The World No.2 looked to be heading home as he trailed Mensur Suljovic 3-0 in their semi-final in Dublin last night.
But Snakebite found his venom in the nick of time to claw his way back into the clash and grab an unlikely 4-3 win.
Now he wants to go all the way to glory. He said: “It was an amazing match but not from my point of view. Everytime I left a finish Mensur took his double out.
“He was scoring well and playing brilliant. Backstage I was giving him high fives and telling him well done.
“But I thought he can’t keep it up for all the match and obviously the crowd helped me out big time.
“In the end I guess it was just grit and determination that got me through.
“I just had to tell myself to keep playing darts, keep the pressure on Mensur and hopefully it can turn around, one leg, one set at a time.
“Now I’m here to win it, we’re not has-beens in this half of the draw.”
It was all Suljovic from the off with a sensational 133 finish in the opening leg and then he won the first set in a blink of an eye thanks to another 96 and 113 finish.
Wrighty finally got his first leg on the board but there was no stopping the Austrian as he took command with the second set.
But suddenly the Scot looked well and truly on the ropes when Suljovic seemed unstoppable with a 64 kill to go three sets in front and just one from the final.
It felt like Wright wouldn’t go down without a fight and at last he found some finishing. A nervy leg at least secured the fourth set to prolong the semi thanks to a madhouse double one checkout.
The crowd in Dublin were rising to the Snakebite fightback and he grabbed the fifth set to trail now by just 3-2.
But Wright was gaining momentum and a wonderful 130 finish in a decider won the sixth set and levelled up the match in dramatic style.
Finally the mohican marvel led the match with a 52 finish and soon wrapped up the last set to produce a sensational comeback to reach his first Grand Prix final.
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)