Phil Taylor is targeting an eighth World Series title in Australia after coming from behind to beat Kyle Anderson in the first round of the TABtouch Perth Darts Masters today.

The 16-time world champion made it seven wins from eight World Series events in Australia with victory in the inaugural Melbourne Darts Masters last week.

And after reeling off four straight legs to come from 4-2 down to beat Auckland champion Anderson earlier today, the 57-year-old has the title in his sights in what is his final World Series tournament Down Under.

“He had his chances there, he pushed me right up until the end,” Taylor said.

“I had to dig deep there because I was on the brink at one point and wasn’t playing well at the start.

“My record in Australia is brilliant and I want to continue that and win in Perth for the last time.”

Taylor will next face great rival Raymond van Barneveld in the quarter-finals tomorrow, with “Barney” surviving a final-leg decider to knock out reigning world youth champion Corey Cadby in the first round.

Picture: Emma Morley DPA/PDC


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