Michael van Gerwen gives hilarious answer to potential Phil Taylor shootout
It will be the duel within the crown, a shootout for the ages to settle the largest argument in darts.
After Michael van Gerwen’s 3rd global name in six years established him as the most productive participant of his era, comes the general frontier.
Is he the best participant of all time – or will Phil Taylor’s feats stay untouchable and set him aside for eternity because the ‘One Hundred and Deity’ amongst mortals?
The Power, who passed in his Tour card a 12 months in the past, printed closing month he would believe popping out of retirement for a one-off encore, if the cost used to be proper “and if the public wanted to see it”.
On the proof of the William Hill PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace, the place Van Gerwen used to be simply the most productive participant, there are few shootouts the huddled plenty need to see greater than a last Taylor-MVG face-off.
Taylor’s 16 global titles have no longer been forgotten by means of the crowds who chanted his title maximum nights at a in large part disappointing match.
And Van Gerwen, whose £500,000 prize cash after a 7-Three win in opposition to Michael Smith within the ultimate took his profession income past the £7million mark, used to be glad to throw down the gauntlet.
He mentioned: “Phil won’t do it, he won’t. He doesn’t want to play me in a one-off match because if the format is too long, he will get absolutely hammered. He’s twice as old as me now… and I’m twice as good as him! Seriously, though, Phil is phenomenal, but he has retired and this is my time now.”
Although Taylor, 58, has received 34 in their 62 conferences in all competitions, together with the 2013 World Championship Final, Van Gerwen, 29, would no longer duck one closing duel to offset Brexit’s injury to his incomes energy.
The Dutchman added: “Brexit will hit me really hard. I get paid all my prize money in sterling, and look how much it has fallen against the euro already. If it falls another 10 per cent, that’s 10 per cent of my prize money gone. Brexit is horrible. I hope I’ll get a visa to come back and defend my title.”