Defiant Price warns there is more to come

Defending champion Gerwyn Price (4/5 to win World Grand Prix) has warned that he has more in the tank following Thursday’s 3-0 whitewashing of Dave Chisnall in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix.

Price kickstarted his run towards World Championship glory and the top of the rankings by winning last season’s Grand Prix and he appears determined to repeat that trick this year after proving too strong for Chisnall, who had pushed ‘The Iceman’ all the way in the semi-finals 12 months ago.

It was a dominant display by Price from start to finish, as he missed only two of 14 darts to open legs in the double-start format, while he won the opening five legs before Chisnall eventually got off the mark.

The crowd at the Morningside Arena in Leicester appeared to be on the side of ‘Chizzy’ as they jeered Price throughout the contest, but the world number one was left unmoved and warned that he will continue winning as he bids to claim back-to-back Grand Prix titles.

“There’s a lot more in the tank for me,” admitted Price. “It was a difficult game with the crowd against me but I won. I just want to keep winning – give me an opportunity and I’ll take it.”

Price’s reward for reaching the semi-finals is a clash with Stephen Bunting, who he beat at the same stage of this year’s World Championship (Match betting – Price 2/9, Bunting 16/5).

‘The Bullet’ booked his place in a second Grand Prix semi-final after coming from a set down to beat Ryan Searle 3-1, but he knows he will face his toughest test to date against Price.

“What a player – number one in the world and I’ve got it all to do,” Bunting admitted. “If I turn up like that, I’ll be getting the next train home. I know what I need to do; I’ll turn up tomorrow with all the confidence in the world.”

Friday’s other semi-final will see Michael van Gerwen’s conqueror Danny Noppert take on Premier League champion Jonny Clayton (Match Betting – Clayton 2/5, Noppert 19/10).

Noppert booked his place in the last four with an impressive 3-1 victory over Ian White on Thursday, while Clayton was pushed all the way by Krzysztof Ratajski, before eventually coming through 3-2.

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