William Borland hails ‘greatest night of my life’ after landing nine-darter on World Championship debut | Darts News

William Borland hails ‘greatest night of my life’ after landing nine-darter on World Championship debut | Darts News


William Borland turns into the primary participant to safe victory with a nine-darter in a PDC televised event; the Ally Pally debutant will meet fifteenth seed Ryan Searle for a spot in spherical three on Wednesday

Last Updated: 18/12/21 9:16am

William Borland beat Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championship with a nine-darter!

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William Borland beat Bradley Brooks within the first spherical of the World Darts Championship with a nine-darter!

William Borland beat Bradley Brooks within the first spherical of the World Darts Championship with a nine-darter!

William Borland hailed “the best night of my life” after he landed a sensational nine-dart end to safe an exhilarating victory over Bradley Brooks on his Alexandra Palace debut on Friday.

The 25-year-old produced a blistering show to edge out former World Youth champion Brooks in a fascinating last-leg decider, however he saved one of the best till final.

Brooks had fought again from 2-0 adrift within the ultimate set to drive a sudden-death leg, however Borland sealed the deal in fairytale vogue, following up visits of 180 and 177 with an impressed 144 checkout to finish the nine-darter.

That sparked jubilant scenes of celebration from the Scot, who turned the primary participant to clinch victory with a nine-darter in a PDC televised occasion.

Borland gave his thoughts after winning 3-2 with a nine-darter against Brooks

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Borland gave his ideas after successful 3-2 with a nine-darter in opposition to Brooks

Borland gave his ideas after successful 3-2 with a nine-darter in opposition to Brooks

Borland is the ninth completely different participant to realize perfection on the PDC World Championship, with Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis boasting two nine-darters apiece within the sport’s showpiece occasion.

“Honestly, this will go down as the best night of my life,” a shellshocked Borland advised Sky Sports.

“I just wanted to win the leg because Bradley had done well to come back there, and I was a wee bit nervous.

“I used to be on it [the nine-darter] in opposition to Joe Cullen in Salzburg and I used to be similar to, ‘do not do what you probably did the final time’, after which it went in.

“To hit the nine-darter was just unbelievable. I am loving it!”

It was a becoming option to cap off an exhilarating affair between two of probably the most thrilling skills within the sport.

Brooks had drawn first blood with a shocking 112.73 common within the opening set, however Borland got here roaring again to win the subsequent two, earlier than changing a glowing 148 end to grab command in set 4.

‘Bam Bam’ responded with an imposing 134 skin-saver adopted by a 98 kill to drive a fifth and ultimate set, however Borland was undeterred, conjuring up a magical 130 on the bullseye to shut in on victory as soon as extra.

Brooks refused to relent and reeled off back-to-back legs to drive a decider, however the 21-year-old was rendered helpless as Borland delivered one of probably the most iconic moments in World Championship historical past.

Borland's heroics were also enough to ensure he retains his PDC Tour Card

Borland’s heroics have been additionally sufficient to make sure he retains his PDC Tour Card

“It is great to be here. Obviously I have played in a couple of TV events before. I played some good darts and I’m glad to hit the nine-darter as well,” added the person from East Caulder.

“It is a privilege to hit a nine-darter anywhere, and to hit it on the biggest stage of them all is just unbelievable.”

Borland underlined his credentials with victory over Simon Whitlock on the European Championship in October, and he additionally boasts Pro Tour wins over Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson on his rising resume.

The debutant is now assured of retaining his PDC Tour Card, and he’ll take on Players Championship Finals runner-up Ryan Searle in an enchanting second-round showdown on Wednesday.

Borland also conjured up a magical 148 checkout en route to victory over the former World Youth champion

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Borland additionally conjured up a magical 148 checkout en path to victory over the previous World Youth champion

Borland additionally conjured up a magical 148 checkout en path to victory over the previous World Youth champion

“It was kind of scrappy from myself, and then Bradley had a couple of bad legs and I was just thinking to myself, ‘keep going, keep going, I’m scoring good, let’s see what happens’.

“Bradley performed a terrific sport there. We each struggled at occasions, and I really feel that I simply did the correct issues on the proper time to recover from the road.

“So, it is on to Wednesday against Ryan Searle, and I cannot wait now.”

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