Whit­lock’s aim­ing for Power play


Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY SEPT 27 -

NEW Euro­pean cham­pion Si­mon Whit­lock has warned Phil Tay­lor he’s out to top­ple him as world No.1.

The Aus­tralian won the first ma­jor ti­tle of his ca­reer by de­feat­ing Wes New­ton 11-5 at the RWE Sporthalle in Muel­heim, Ger­many, on Sun­day night.

The Wizard, 43, roared: “I’m so happy and I want to go on from this now and win more ma­jor ti­tles, the World Cham­pi­onship and be­come world No.1.

“I’ve been so close to win­ning a ma­jor in the last cou­ple of years and I’m ab­so­lutely ec­static to fi­nally win one.

“I came into the event con­fi­dent af­ter win­ning a Play­ers Cham­pi­onship last week­end and I took that form into the Eu­ros.

“It had been a cou­ple of years since I’d won a tour­na­ment, but this is two in as many weeks now and I’m just over the moon.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.