Gary Anderson hammered Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-1 in the PDC World Darts Championship quarter-finals with a superb display, but warned his rivals that he would only rate the performance three out of 10.
The Flying Scotsman lost the opening set but then won the next five, averaging 101.07 against the Dutchman who had no answer to his brilliance.
Sometimes criticised for his finishing, Anderson checked out at 50% on the outer ring in a display that proved he is getting back to his very best after injury and loss in form that has seen him drop to number 13 in the world.
The two-time world champion was pleased enough with his performance, but when asked how he rated it, he was very harsh on himself, promising much more to come yet.
‘That was good,’ Anderson told Sky Sports. ‘180s are still not quite there but the 140s were, I felt like they were good tonight.
‘Not yet, not quite yet [back to his best]. It’s getting there, you know. I’m still playing with my jacket on, after the two years I’ve had. But it’s wake up time now.
‘Two, alright three [out of 10]. No, it was good, I might not look it, we’re up here to work, you don’t smile when you’re working but the 140s were coming good, I’m happy.’
‘Listen, I’m there to win this. They’re great players in their own right but I can rewrite history here. I can win this, I know I’m good enough.’
The quarter-finals are completed on Friday evening before the semi-finals playing out on Saturday.
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