Dimitri Van den Bergh thinks that he has not yet shown everything of himself at the World Matchplay. The Belgian debutant is in Milton Keynes for the first time in the final of a large darts tournament of the PDC.
The 26-year-old Van den Bergh reached the final battle on Saturday at the expense of Glen Durrant. In a thriller, he was 17-15 too strong for the Englishman, so that two-time world champion Gary Anderson awaits in the battle for the overall victory and 150,000 pounds (about 164,000 euros) in prize money.
Despite his surprising final place, Van den Bergh still has his perfect match to follow. “I’m still here with only one goal: to win,” added the number 26 in the world rankings on Saturday RTL7. “I take it a step further, because I have not yet shown what I can do.”
In the semifinal against Durrant, Van Den Bergh lost a 13-10 lead, then he lined up in the end of the match and won 17-15. “I may have looked nervous on stage, but it was never a moment. From the moment I got up until my preparation and the race, I know what I can do.”
“I kept telling myself to go for the win. You have to look ahead, and don’t hang on to what happened because you can’t change it anymore. And believe in what my daddy always tells me: you stay play your own game. ”
Van den Bergh already surprised at the World Matchplay by eliminating Nathan Aspinall, the global number six. He then dealt successively with Joe Cullen and two-time world champion Adrian Lewis.