Clayton content to win opener

21 December 2020 17:27:45 GMTPlus11

Seventeenth seed Jonny Clayton admitted to being relieved after winning through to the third round of the PDC World Championship.

Welshman Clayton averaged a touch over 90 in defeating Scotland's John Henderson 3-1, with Clayton moving on to face either Joe Cullen or Wayne Jones in round three.

This is my best chance of doing well in a long time.

Vincent van der Voort

Following his win he told the official PDC website: "I was determined not to go to a decider, because I know what John is capable of.

"He didn't start the game anywhere near his best and I didn't want to let him warm up. I'm really pleased to have managed to fight back in that fourth set and get the job done. I'm a relieved man."

Clayton can now be backed at 1212/1 to win his first world title, while the Ferret is 1212/1 to reach the final at the Ally Pally.

Meanwhile, Vincent van der Voort believes he can take inspiration from having come from two sets down to edge past fellow Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp 3-2 to join Clayton in the third round.

He added: "I've been keeping fit and I'm in a better position physically than I have been for a few years.

"My form is there and I need to make sure I am mentally prepared as well, because this is my best chance of doing well in a long time."

Van der Voort has twice reached the last eight at the PDC World Championship and is available at 1212/1 to reach the final.

Next up for the Dutch Destroyer is a meeting with either sixth seed Nathan Aspinall or two-time BDO world champion Scott Waites.

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