Darts at the World Cup turned out to be a huge disappointment for Dimitri van den Berg. Our compatriot lost on his entry into the second round against the amazingly strong Florian Hempel, actually ranked 87th in the world.
Hempel immediately grabs Van den Berg by the throat…
With Mike de Decker eliminated, it was up to Dimitri van den Berg to keep the Belgian honors high on day six of the World Darts Championships in London. Van den Berg opened his tournament in the second round against the relatively unknown Florian Hempel, a former professional handball player who is ranked 87th in the world.
On paper a feasible card for Van den Berg, but in the first set Hempel showed that he would not allow himself to walk. Until 2-2, the two players kept each other on balance by hitting high scores, but in front of Van den Berg Stadium, Hempel presented an unparalleled match of 11 arrows. One set to Humble.
Van den Berg understood that he had to pick himself up and he did. With an average of no less than 115.6 and a nice 142 finish, Hempel gave a touchdown in the second set. With a quick 3-0 win on the set, Dancing Dimi rebalanced the boards once again.
… The Belgian House is sent mercilessly
Van den Berg had hoped to continue this momentum, but Hempel refused to cooperate. The German maintained high efficiency in the doubles and put Van den Berg with his back against the wall by winning the second set. Developed the Belgian Red Alert.
Van den Berg was now not allowed to make more mistakes, but he couldn’t find answers to Humble’s stormy checkouts. After another break for the German, he mercilessly finished it off with his own throw in a double of 16 – one he never missed in the entire match.
The World Cup turned out to be a huge disappointment for Dimitri van den Berg, who was one of the two outsiders for the world title who also achieved a positive tie. With Kim Huybrechts, only one Belgian remains in Alexandra’s mansion. Tomorrow he will play against veteran Steve Peyton.
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