After winning the Darts Championship at Vienna last weekend, mensur Suljovic is dreaming.
Suljovic became the first participant to acquire a PDC title on home turf on Sunday.
‘The Gentle’ had won only four of his past 17 meetings against the Dutchman, but claim his first title of 2019 and he registered his first triumph to scoop the # 25,000 top prize.
Suljovic also becomes just the sixth player to have won even or three European Tour titles along with the prior Champions League of Darts winner insisted it was the biggest win of his own life.
“It’s the very first time I’ve ever won a game on point in Vienna and I won the event – it’s absolutely amazing,” explained Suljovic.
“Michael is the No 1, but at the four-week holiday I have practised every day and I was hungry. To win a European Tour event in my town is astounding, my biggest triumph.”
Although the world No 9 has his sights firmly set on the World Championship later this season, him moves into the cusp of regaining a place in the world’s top eight.
The 47-year-old has never gone beyond the third round in 11 previous Alexandra Palace looks, but he thinks he can compete for the greatest honour on earth darts after his most recent triumph.
“That is absolutely the greatest moment in my career, I’m very happy,” said Suljovic.
“Following this triumph is the first time I have thought possibly I might be a world champion.
“There has been pressure to play well in Vienna in front of the best audience in the world.
“They gave me a push every time. When I was 6-3 down in the last, the crowd pushed me to come back and win the game.”
Suljovic will plan to make it European Tour titles as he features in the weekend’s European Darts Matchplay at Mannheim, even though his big assignment is the next month’s World Grand Prix, in which he has reached three semi-finals from the previous four years.
It is not very long to wait patiently till darts goes back to Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven days of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.
Mensur Suljovic has focused on a first world title in the wake of winning the Austrian Darts Championship in Vienna on Sunday. The world number nine created a splendid raced to guarantee the £25,000 top prize and enjoyment the place where he grew up group by beating Michael van Gerwen in an emotional last. The Gentle got himself 6-3 down in a race to eight, yet dove in and profited by missed pairs from MVG to tempest back to a 8-7 triumph. It is Suljovic’s 6th PDC title and now he has his eyes on the huge one at Alexandra Palace, which he accepts he can win without precedent for his profession. ‘This is totally the greatest minute in my profession, I’m so cheerful,’ said Suljovic after his Vienna triumph. ‘After this success is the first occasion when I have thought possibly I could be best on the planet.
‘There was strain to play well in Vienna before the best group on the planet. ‘They gave me a push without fail. When I was 6-3 down in the last, the group pushed me to return and win.’
Suljovic included, conversing with Live Darts: ‘It’s the first occasion when I’ve at any point won a game in front of an audience in Vienna and I won the occasion – it’s totally splendid. ‘Michael is the main, however in the four-week occasion I’ve polished each day and I was ravenous. ‘To win an European Tour occasion in my city is astounding, my greatest success.’ Van Gerwen was generous tragically, as ever, however conceded that the misfortune left him frustrated in the wake of missing four darts to take a 7-3 lead. ‘Full credit to Mensur, it’s decent for him to win before his home group,’ said the title holder. ‘He continued battling yet I didn’t do what’s needed with this game.
Relentless Mike likewise tweeted: ‘Full credit to Mensur in the last. He continued battling however I didn’t do what’s necessary to win this game. I can just accuse myself to lose that lead and I’m frustrated. Pleasant minute for Mensur before his home group and a decent competition by and large. Searching forward for the remainder of year.’ Both MVG and Mensur will be back in real life at the European Darts Matchplay this end of the week in Mannheim, Germany.