Peter Wright was afraid that he would faint on Saturday during the curious match against Jeffrey de Zwaan (4-3 win) in the fourth round of the World Cup darts in London. De Schot is sick and even considered leaving the stage prematurely.
“I had no energy in my body at all halfway through the game. I started to feel lighter in my head and feared that I would go to the floor in front of everyone. That was a terrible feeling,” Wright said afterwards at the Alexandra Palace.
“I actually wanted to get off the stage because the focus had completely disappeared, but in the end I didn’t do that. You don’t do that very quickly at a World Cup either. I went to the next round and I am very happy with it and relieved about it “
Wright initially made an excellent impression against De Zwaan. He was particularly strong on the doubles and as a result, he quickly rose to a 3-0 lead in sets and 2-0 in legs, but after that he made it to a seventh set.
“Well, at least I made it interesting for the people who watched. I certainly am not playing my best game yet, but with finishes and also in terms of scores it is going well.”
Peter Wright cheering away during the game against Jeffrey de Zwaan. (Photo: PDC / Lawrence Lustig)
“I am against Humphries again”
Wright has not been feeling well since the beginning of this week. He has almost only been in bed during Christmas, but has not noticed much improvement. And that while he has to play again on Sunday in the quarterfinals against Luke Humphries.
“I will be there again. I have to make sure that I take a good rest and cool down. Normally I do not sweat much, but my skin feels incredibly warm now. It does not help that it gets really hot on stage is. “
“Before the game against Jeffrey I asked if I could throw in on the podium because it was the first game of the evening session and I could get used to the circumstances, but unfortunately that is not allowed.”
Wright and Humphries play the second game of the afternoon session on Sunday, which starts with Nathan Aspinall-Dimitri Van den Bergh. In the evening session, Michael van Gerwen-Darius Labanauskas and Glen Durrant-Gerwyn Price are on the program.