Price motivated by top spot

27 December 2020 16:23:25 GMTPlus11

Gerwyn Price has his sights set on coming out on top in the three-way battle to be crowned world number one at the end of the PDC World Championship.

The Welshman must claim the title at the Ally Pally to overtake both Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright, while defending champion Wright needs to fare better than Van Gerwen to take top spot - should Price not triumph in the final.

I know if I win this World Championship I can be world number one.

Gerwyn Price

And Price, who made a slow start with a 3-2 second-round win over compatriot Jamie Lewis, is relishing the challenge ahead.

He told BBC Sport: "I know if I win this World Championship I can be world number one.

"It is realistic. I think about it, I'm sure Peter thinks about it and I know for a fact that Michael is thinking that if he loses, he loses that top spot and he doesn't want to do that.

"I know it's a lot of pressure on Michael's shoulders to not lose that number one spot. He's had the pressure of number one for the last (few) years, so I don't think it will affect him, but it will be in the back of his head."

Both Van Gerwen and Wright are back in action on Sunday when the World Championship continues following the Christmas break.

MVG takes on Ricky Evans in his third-round match, while Wright faces German Gabriel Clemens.

Wright averaged just 92.60 in his second-round win over Steve West, while Van Gerwen averaged nearly 109 as he saw off Ryan Murray 3-1 in his opener.

Van Gerwen is priced at 1212/1 to win his fourth world title, with Wright 1212/1 to make it two in a row, while Price is available at 4/6 to claim his first World Championship success.

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