Michael van Gerwen is in the quarter finals of the UK Open. In the last game of Saturday evening, he beat Jose de Sousa 10-9. Mighty Mike won the tournament last year. He previously won the UK Open in 2015 and 2016.
The Dutchman took a 4-2 lead, but saw the Spaniard come back to 4-4. The men then both took a leg (5-5), after which Van Gerwen ran out again: 8-5. The Sousa then came back all the way! The Spaniard just made it 8-8. Van Gerwen took another leg, but the Spaniard also: 9-9. So there had to be a decisive leg, but the Dutchman won it. 10-9!
Van Gerwen previously defeated Scott Mitchell and Mensur Suljovic (and now De Sousa) en route to the quarterfinals of the UK Open.
The other quarter-finalists are Gerwyn Price, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Krzysztof Ratajski, Devon Petersen, Dave Chisnall and Luke Humphries.