Grand Slam of Darts: Michael van Gerwen targets fourth Wolverhampton title in five years

Michael van Gerwen (Picture: Kelly Deckers/PDC)
Michael van Gerwen (Picture: Kelly Deckers/PDC)

Michael van Gerwen is in an ominous hot streak of form as he sets his sights set firmly on winning the Boylesports Grand Slam of Darts title for the fourth time in five years.

The world champion, who lifted the Eric Bristow Trophy from 2015-2017, heads to Wolverhampton's Aldersley Leisure Village on the back of winning three of the last four televised tournaments, which took his career tally to 50.

MVG reached his half century at last weekend's World Series of Darts Finals while he'd also triumphed at the World Grand Prix and Champions League throughout October.

The 30-year-old has won 13 titles in total during this season including the televised Masters, Premier League, Melbourne Masters and New Zealand Masters which isn't bad considering his dominance of the sport was called into question earlier in the year.

His rivals can at least take a glimmer of hope from the fact his latest success came just a week after a shock defeat to 400/1 outsider Ross Smith in the first round of the European Championship and he'll meet the Englishman once again in Group A along with Adrian Lewis and Jim Williams of the BDO.

But van Gerwen, who lost to eventual runner-up Gary Anderson in last year's semi-finals, told www.pdc.tv: "My head is already in next week, I'm looking forward to the Grand Slam. I want to win anything what I'm competing in, everyone knows what I'm capable of and what I can do.

"I keep trying to do the thing what I'm good at and that's playing darts. I love what I do and that's really important as well. I feel good at the moment and I don't think I'm far off my best form but I have to show it next week again to win the title.

"I know there's more in the tank and I'm capable of doing more."

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