Kyle Anderson targets more success on the big stage after winning first TV title in Auckland

Kyle Anderson says he is not content with winning only one TV title in his career.

The Australian clinched his maiden TV title with victory in the Auckland Darts Masters in New Zealand last weekend, beating his fellow Aussie Corey Cadby 11-10 in the final.

The world number 28, who had only won his first PDC title a couple of weeks earlier when he was victorious in Barnsley in Players Championship 17, has his sights set on more glory in front of the cameras ahead of competing in the inaugural Melbourne Darts Masters, which starts on Friday this week.

“It was my first time playing in Auckland and I loved every minute of it,” Anderson said.

“I felt sick in my stomach after the game because of the elation of getting that double four. I’m happy, I’m proud and I’m looking forward to Melbourne.

“it’s the first tournament in Melbourne and I’m looking forward to that one. I’m rapt with the way I’m playing, it’s all in the doubles and the doubles are going in.

“I don’t want one more (TV title), I want a whole load of them. I know I’m good enough, but it’s a matter of on the day when you play.

“I’m not going to come out and say that I’ll win every title because it’s not going to happen, but I’m going to come out and get as far as I can, and if I win one then I win one.

“I know I’ve got the capability and I’ve just got to put it together. If I get the doubles and scoring together then I should be fine.”

Anderson was priced as a 50-1 outsider ahead of the Auckland Darts Masters last week, with his odds for claiming back-to-back titles on the World Series circuit in Melbourne this weekend slashed to 25-1.

Despite their early exits in Auckland, top seed Gary Anderson and world number three Peter Wright are among the favourites to be the first name on the trophy of the newest tournament on the World Series calendar at 5-2 and 10-3 respectively, with recent World Matchplay champion Phil Taylor also a 10-3 shot.

The draw for the first round of the Melbourne Darts Masters is due to take place tomorrow, with eight of the PDC’s top players set to take on eight regional qualifiers on Friday.


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