MICHAEL VAN GERWEN moved to the top of the Unibet Premier League table after a thumping victory over Rob Cross in Cardiff on Thursday.
Van Gerwen won eight consecutive legs after losing the first two to complete a comfortable win over Cross as the world number one leapfrogged the world number two at the league’s summit.
“It’s nice to be back at the top of the table and it’s good for my confidence,” said Van Gerwen. “Rob’s one of my biggest rivals and I think I played well, so I deserve this.
“It’s really important to me because I’ve been top for the last five years and that’s why this game was important for me to knock him off the top.
“Rob kicked off quite well and his finishing was good but he had one chance with the 125 to go 3-0 up and then I took advantage.
“I put him under pressure and I’m really proud of that performance. I kept going and didn’t make a lot of mistakes, and it felt good.”
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