Adrian tells Bris­tow: ‘This one’s for Lew’

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ADRIAN LEWIS cel­e­brated win­ning his first ma­jor ti­tle for 18 months by telling critic Eric Bris­tow: “This one’s for you.”

The two-time world cham­pion had not claimed any other big ti­tle un­til he de­feated Si­mon Whit­lock in Sun­day’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship.

Stoke’s Lewis also knocked out Michael van Ger­wen and Andy Hamil­ton on his way to the crown.

Hav­ing dropped to third in the PDC Or­der of Merit this year, Bris­tow said Lewis would con­tinue to drop down the rank­ings.

Si­lence

Lewis re­sponded to his tri­umph in Ger­many by say­ing: “I love it when I can si­lence the doubters.

“Only last week, Eric said I’d never win an­other ma­jor – so this one’s for him!

“I’ve had some ups and downs in the last 18 months and I’m on the up again.

“I’ve been prac­tis­ing re­ally hard for a long time now and it’s paid off last week­end – but I want to kick on now.

“Michael van Ger­wen’s been the best player in the world in the last six months and deserves to have gone above me in the rank­ings, but I’m af­ter him again now.”

PRAC­TIS­ING: Lewis

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