Mervyn King claimed his spot in the last 8 of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix last night with a 3-1 comeback win over James Wade.
Wade won a close opening set before King took a nervy second to level 1-1, from there Mervyn really set the stage alight with fantasy scoring. King took set 3 with a 3-1 scoreline before a whitewash in the final set.
Michael van Gerwen now awaits him in the quarter-finals after a rampant 3-0 win over fellow Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan.
The reigning champion produced the highest average of the tournament, 94.79, winning all three sets comfortably (3-0, 3-1, 3-1).
Elsewhere, Ian White came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat “Bully Boy” Michael Smith 3-1 and Chris Dobey picked up a scalp of Gary Anderson in the same fashion, winning 3-1.
2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Tuesday October 8
Mervyn King 3-1 James Wade (2-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0)
Ian White 3-1 Michael Smith (2-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2)
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Jeffrey de Zwaan (3-0, 3-1, 3-1)
Chris Dobey 3-1 Gary Anderson (2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-1)
Wednesday October 9 (1900 start)
Danny Noppert v Nathan Aspinall
Dave Chisnall v Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross v Glen Durrant
Peter Wright v Jermaine Wattimena
Photography Courtesy of Lawrence Lustig