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Article: Wright's Melbourne Darts Masters Triumph

Wright's Melbourne Darts Masters Triumph

Peter Wright admitted he felt like he was getting “smashed up” by rivals before winning his second World Series title. Snakebite beat Michael Smith 11-8 to land the Melbourne Masters at the Hisense Arena last night - having dumped out Michael van Gerwen in the semis. The Scot, who was beaten in the final by Phil Taylor in Melbourne a year earlier, first defeated MVG in the last four before going on to claim victory over Shanghai Darts Masters Champion Smith in a hard fought final. He said: “It wasn’t the best final ever in terms of averages and scores but it was a battle and I’m so happy to prove winning on the World Series in Germany last year wasn’t a fluke. “I lost a bit of my confidence over the last few months and felt like I was getting smashed up by a lot of players and was really struggling with my game. “Winning here feels great, I got to the final last year but couldn’t beat Phil so to go one better this year is a sign that I can start to turn things around.” Peter Wright, Melbourne Darts Masters, Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen In a tight final it was level until Wright finally broke clear to lead 8-6. But a magical 131 finish put Wright in control. Smith, who beat mentor Gary Anderson in the last four, said: “Fair play to Peter he deserved that tonight, It was a tough match and he got the job done. “It’s another final for me though and more proof that I’m getting to where I want to be, things are starting to improve and I’m happy.” The pair of Smith and Wright faced daunting challenges in their respective semi-finals with match-ups against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen. Like in the semi-final of the 2018 Premier League, Smith got one over on his mentor and friend Anderson, running out an 11-5 winner. Wright’s passage to the final was a sealed with a 11-7 win over MVG. The Scot punished Van Gerwen for missing 14 darts at doubles and averaged 103.47 as he secured his place in the decider. ends By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)

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