Mensur Suljovic keeps up bid for second TV title with 3-0 win against Steve West in World Grand Prix last 16

Mensur Suljovic continued his hopes of winning two televised titles in as many months after beating Steve West 3-0 in the second round of the Unibet World Grand Prix.

The sixth seed started slowly but survived six missed darts from West to break in the opening leg, before eventually going on to take the set 3-2 with a 108 finish on his favourite double 14.

The second set was also close, with each leg resulting in a break of throw as the Austrian claimed the decider to move into a 2-0 lead in the second-round tie.

West broke throw in the opening leg of the third set to restore some hope and after leaving 40 to take a 2-0 lead in the set Suljovic produced a moment of magic.

Needing 140 to break back, the recent Champions League of Darts winner found the treble 20 before going on to pin back-to-back double tops to level the set in style.

As with the previous two sets a deciding leg was needed, where Suljovic began with six perfect darts before eventually hitting double eight to secure his place in the quarter-finals.

“I played ok today but not great,” the world number six said. “The 140 was very nice but I have to do better.

“I need to be ready for my match tomorrow, all the players are so good so I will have to work hard.”

Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC


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