MICHAEL VAN GERWEN clinched his fourth Unibet World Grand Prix title with a final victory over Peter Wright on Saturday in Dublin.
The Dutch ace won the battle of the PDC’s top two ranked players by five sets to one thanks to winning key deciding legs in three crucial sets.
“I had to fight really hard to win that one,” said Van Gerwen. “All credit to Peter, he made it difficult.
“At the start of this game I didn’t play well but I showed winning instinct inside me to survive.
“Everyone wrote me off but I took the recent defeats on the chin and fought back even harder and played a phenomenal tournament.
“I’m building my preparation for the World Championship and I’m growing in confidence with every win – they should all be afraid of me.”