“It’s just one of these days, I’ve never been so lucky in my life”

GARY ANDERSON admitted he was “lucky” after winning his first European Tour title in TEN YEARS.


The Flying Scotsman beat Team Unicorn stablemate Ross Smith 8-6 in the final of the European Grand Prix in Sindelfingen, Germany last night (Sunday).


Ando had survived match darts against Josh Rock in the quarters and scraped a win over Rob Cross in the semis before outgunning Smith.


He said: “It’s been a long time, a very long time. I played Gezzy (Price) both with a 110 average and I’ve gone downhill since!


“I was just talking to Ross, the last three games I’ve been so lucky. I’ve never been so lucky in my life. I don’t know how I’ve won it tonight.


“Many years ago when I played in it the crowd was getting big. It’s got bigger and I do watch it on telly.


“Germany, Holland, everywhere now just wants to play darts. The state of the world is in, why not play darts?


“We all get on, we all have a good time and thanks to the crowd coming.


“I played Josh Rock who over the last few Europeans has been absolutely brilliant. Rob Cross, mustard I shouldn’t have beat. I shouldn’t have beat Ross Smith either.


“It’s just one of these days, I’ve never been so lucky in my life.”


Smith, who beat Michael van Gerwen in the semis, was left to rue making a mess of the 14th leg which let Ando in for the win.


He said: “I’ve rode my luck this entire tournament so I can’t complain.


“I’m obviously gutted but it is what it is. I’ll be back on the practice board and keep working hard. Congratulations to Gary, he’s Gary Anderson. I can’t say anymore!”


Words by Phil Lanning

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