The Darts drama continues around Glenn Durant!
The 2020 English Premier League winner is at the Betfred World Matchplay (Darts World Matchplay 2021 17-25 Live TV Sports 1 And in LIVESTREAMEliminated in the first round in Blackpool. He lost to fellow Englishman Callan Reeds by 6:10 legs.
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Durant, who has struggled with major form problems since his first division victory in September last year and as a result of severe Covid-19 disease, has only had a three-shot average of 84.03 points.
The biggest problem was the exit rate. The three-time BDO world champion did not absorb any of his first 15 attempts in the doubles and was 0:5 behind until the first half. (Darts World Matchplay 2021 schedule and results)
Fans celebrate Durant anyway
The audience at the legendary Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens visibly agonized, then frantically cheered at every push—just like Durrant himself. After all, he got his first leg and followed him with five more. But the Reds played hard – it was enough to make their debut to reach the Round of 16.
Sports 1The expert and German second seed Max Hope had told before the tournament how he last faced Durant on the tour. Describing the unfortunate, Hope said, “His kind has remained the same, perhaps becoming a little more serious. He is no longer good for a joke as is often the case because he knows he is in a downward spiral, and in a difficult situation.” One 50-year-old site.
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Hope: “I can’t look behind people’s foreheads.”
Even in the final tournaments before the second most important tournament of the year, things got worse for Durant. “On his last Pro Tour series, he had his wife with him as emotional support. There he made his way through the week and took a heavy blow to the neck on day one when he lost 6-0 to Richie Edhouse and averaged less than 77 points,” Hope said in Sports 1 He added:
“He sees himself that – no matter what he does – he’s not finding his way into his game. It’s frustrating for him because he’s not getting better. He tries over and over again – so the greatest respect, but he’s coming out of that downward spiral now not out.”
Nor does he know exactly what Durant’s problems are based on. Because Hope asserted, “Ostensibly, he says he’s fine. But you can’t look behind people’s foreheads.”
Ratajsky impressed against Dolan
In the first match of the afternoon session, Krzysztof Ratajski put in a very solid performance. The Polish Eagle beat Brendan Dolan 10:4 and played averaging 101 points per shot.
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With ten hits from 17 attempts, Eastern Europe shone above all else in Double Fields.
In the evening, the only German player joins the match. Gabriel Clemens insisted on Jose de Sousa.
Crossing the storms on the second lap
Rob Cross defeated fellow countryman Ross Smith after starting the difficulties.
In the end, “Voltage” made it to the second round with a 10:8 win, but at the start of the game it quickly slipped by 1:3. But then the 30-year-old converted and raised his rate as well. After the match, Kroos averaged 100.46 points.
James Wade had no chance in Game 4 against Luke Humphreys. “Cool Hand Luke” – actually the outsider in this duel – celebrated the success of 10:3.
Sunday results (first round, top 19 games) at a glance:
Krzysztof Ratajsky – Brendan Dolan 10:4
Glenn Durant – Callan Reds 6:10
Rob Cross – Ross Smith 10:8
James Wade – Luke Humphreys 3:10
Joe Cullen – Chris Dobby
Michael Smith – Ryan Searle
Peter Wright – Danny Neubert
Jose de Sousa – Gabriel Clemens