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Michael van Gerwen tells Sky Sports about the psychology needed to overthrow Phil Taylor

Even as a skinny, spiky-haired teenager who was scarcely qualified to share a stage with darts’ best players, Michael van Gerwen had no fear of the legendary Phil Taylor. And so began the impregnable mind-set that has spawned one of his generation’s most consistently perfect sportspeople.

World Grand Prix final: Michael van Gerwen beats Gary Anderson 5-2

  • Michael van Gerwen brushed aside Gary Anderson in the World Grand Prix final in Dublin to win the tournament for the third time in his career.
  • The Dutchman, 27, raced into a 3-0 lead and a whitewash looked likely but 45-year-old Scot Anderson fought back to take the fourth and sixth sets.
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