Clayton bouyant after MVG win

31 January 2021 16:29:20 GMTPlus10

Jonny Clayton set his sights on going all the way at the Masters after ousting Michael van Gerwen for a second successive year.

MVG was imperious at the tournament as he took the title five years in a row between 2015 and 2019, before Clayton inflicted defeat on the Dutchman 12 months ago.

Hopefully I can go all the way, that's what I'm out to try and do.

Jonny Clayton

And the Welshman was at it again on Saturday evening as he prevailed in a high-quality encounter which was eventually settled 10-9 as Clayton landed two maximums in the decisive final leg.

Afterwards, he told the official PDC website: "I got out of the blocks fast and I think that helped, I could see Michael shaking his head early on.

"It's always tough in a last-leg decider against one of the best players ever to have played the game, and those two 180s couldn't have come at a better time.

"Hopefully I can go all the way, that's what I'm out to try and do. Let's see what happens."

Next up for Clayton is a quarter-final showdown with James Wade, with the Welshman 1/1 to win the match and 15/2 to do so in another final-leg decider.

The winner of that clash will face either defending champion Peter Wright or Dave Chisnall in the semi-finals.

In the bottom half of the draw, world champion Gerwyn Price meets a resurgent Adrian Lewis, who has already registered wins over Michael Smith and Gary Anderson.

The winner of that encounter will move on to take on either Mervyn King or Nathan Aspinall, with King 8/11 to see off his fellow Englishman.

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