No excuses from beaten Wright

28 December 2020 16:55:52 GMTPlus11

Reigning champion Peter Wright accepted his fate after being knocked out of the PDC World Championship following a final-leg shootout with Gabriel Clemens.

Wright became the first defending champion to fail to reach the last-16 of the tournament since Phil Taylor back in 2014, as he paid for a raft of missed doubles against the German 31st seed.

I'm not going to make excuses, no player has got any excuse.

Peter Wright

And Snakebite offered no excuses for his premature exit after losing out 4-3 to Clemens, telling Sky Sports: "I felt really good going up there, but I missed chances in the first couple of sets and missed lots of doubles.

"Credit to Gabriel. He would not go away and when he did go away, I didn't punish him. I had my chances but I didn't take them. All the best to him in the next round.

"I'm not going to make excuses, no player has got any excuse. Obviously it's totally different to my first game when I played in front of a crowd, but I felt so comfortable.

"It was too easy in a way and then when I had to switch on for a double, I missed, I can't explain why. That's just what happened and he took advantage."

Clemens moves on to face Krzysztof Ratajski, after the Pole reached the last-16 for the first time by thumping Simon Whitlock 4-0.

Ratajski is now priced at 8/15 to win the third quarter of the World Championship draw, with Clemens 1212/1 and James Wade 1212/1.

Meanwhile, Clemens is 13/10 to defeat Ratajski in the fourth round and is 6/1 to claim a 4-3 victory.

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