Danny Noppert assure a place in the World Grand Prix semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Ian White in Leicester
The Dutchman was already in control against the 12-time ranking event champion, having already defeated compatriots Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort to reach the quarter-finals.
After Englishman White had levelled the match with a 12-dart leg, Noppert seldom appeared bothered in the remaining two sets, with a 95 average and a 116 check-out.
𝗕𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗧𝗢 𝗪𝗜𝗡 𝗜𝗧!
Danny Noppert continues his sensational run at the 2021 BoyleSports World Grand Prix as he secures his spot in the Last 4 with a 3-1 win over Ian White!
📺 𝙐𝙥 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 👉 Krzysztof Ratajski v Jonny Clayton pic.twitter.com/cfSbZZBzTS
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) October 7, 2021
“I can’t believe it, I’m playing brilliantly,” Noppert told Sky Sports. Finally, everything is coming together on stage, and I’m pleased.”
In the quarterfinals, Noppert will play Welshman Jonny Clayton, who beat Krzysztof Ratajski 3-2 despite an ugly mistake in the second set.
Clayton seemed to be a strong favourite to go 2-0 up, but he faltered after failing to land a 134 check-out, allowing the Pole to tie the game at 1-1.
Gerwyn Price came from two sets down to set up an all-Welsh final with Jonny Clayton 🏴v🏴
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) October 8, 2021
Ratajski capitalised on his fortunate escape to take a 2-1 lead, but Clayton won six of the remaining seven games to advance to the semi-finals.
Gerwyn Price, the defending champion, called the Leicester fans “a little crap” for booing him after his 3-0 victory over Dave Chisnall.
Price didn’t have to be at his best to beat his opponent, averaging under 90 and failing to score a single 180 despite winning by a comfortable margin.
“The audience was a bit crappy again, but I won, and no matter what they do, I’ll keep winning,” Price remarked.
Stephen Bunting came from behind to defeat Ryan Searle 3-1 in the evening’s last match, setting up a semi-final versus Price.