Round 3 Preview

Three MODUS’ players are bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes World Championship on Thursday at the Alexandra Palace.

James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson are all in third round action, and all of them have a realistic chance of being crowned World Champion for the first time.

Whitlock is the player of the tournament so far, having shown fantastic form in his first two matches despite struggling with a broken ankle. The Wizard posted the highest average of the tournament in his first round demolition of Dennis Smith, before brushing aside Steve Beaton in round two. The Australian faces Michael van Gerwen in the evening session.

James Wade is in action in the afternoon when he aims to take a step closer to adding to his already impressive trophy cabinet. The PDC’s second most successful player ever takes on Steve Farmer, and will be hoping to build on convincing victories over Petri Korte and Jelle Klaasen.

Following Wade is Paul Nicholson. The Asset produced a clinical display to beat Alan Tabern in straight sets on Tuesday night. A similarly ruthless performance would surely see Belgian number one Kim Huybrechts become his next victim.

The three MODUS players are arguably showing the best form of all the players in their quest for glory, having all come through the first two rounds comfortably whilst over title candidates have wobbled. will provide updates and reports of their progress throughout the day.

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