Kyle Anderson has revealed the comments which got in Corey Cadby’s head during their final in the Auckland Darts Masters earlier this month.
Anderson defeated his fellow Australian 11-10 in the final to capture his first televised title, having recovered from being 4-1 down at the first break to edge out the reigning world youth champion in a deciding leg.
In an interview with TABtouch, the main sponsors of the Perth Darts Masters, which starts tomorrow, Anderson admitted he had got to Cadby when he told him he was ‘missing a lot of doubles’ when the players came off for the second break at 5-5.
“The thing I thought to myself in the final was ‘don’t let Corey run over you in the first couple of legs’, and what did Corey do? He ran over me in the first couple of legs,” the world number 28 said.
“So I just thought ‘bring it back to the second break 5-5, you be up 6-4, or be down 6-4, just be in the game.
“It got to 5-5 and I said to Corey in the break ‘you’re missing a lot of doubles, you’re missing a lot of doubles’ and he started missing more.
“At the end I said ‘don’t ever listen to what I say on stage, you just play the way you play and that’s it’.”
Perth-born Anderson faces last week’s winner in Melbourne, Phil Taylor, in the first round of the Perth Darts Masters tomorrow and is looking forward to playing in front of his home crowd at the HBF Stadium.
“It’s good to be here, seeing family and everybody,” he said. “I even went down the old street I used to live on and had a couple of tears.
“I’m playing well, but I’m just looking forward to seeing family and playing in front of friends.”