Gary Anderson hopes his 10-5 win against Simon Whitlock in the quarter-finals will stand him in good stead for the final day of the TABtouch Perth Darts Masters tomorrow.
The world number two, who is the top seed in Perth this weekend, won six legs on the spin to defeat the Australian number one and set up a clash with James Wade in the semi-finals on Sunday.
The world number two has won World Series events in Dubai, Tokyo and Auckland, but has yet to go all the way in Australia, with his best performance a run to the last four in Perth two years ago.
“That 110 checkout on double 15 (to make it 5-5) was huge, it’s not a double you want to leave but with the way Simon was playing I needed to hit it,” the Scot said.
“Simon has been playing well recently so that worked as a good kick in the backside for me and hopefully sets me up nicely for tomorrow.”