Huybrechts (PDC 34) was a size too strong for the German Florian Hempel (PDC 62) with an average of 97.52. With a 122 goalkeeper throw and a 40% off average, it was a smooth 6-3 win. In the next round, “The Hurricane” meets South African Devon Petersen (PDC 25).
Van den Berg (PDC 9) beat England’s Martin Lookman (PDC 79) 6-2. ‘The Dreammaker’ pierced his opponent’s arrows in the first leg with 11 rabbets, which, however, broke on the spot. The 2020 World Matchplay Champion won the third match before making it 3-1 with a 110 goal throw. Lukeman was then able to reduce his deficit to a frame. Since the second leg, Van den Berg has shown that he is the best. With 120, 64, and 32 throws and an average of 104.4 for every three darts, it was a clear 6-2 win. Van den Berg will face Austrian Mansur Sulyovic (PDC 26) in the next round
25-year-old Raman (PDC 103) defeated German qualifying David Schleichting 6-3 in the first round. Antwerp will compete for a place in the eighth finals against Portugal’s Jose de Sousa (PDC 7), the 2020 Grand Slam darts champion.
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