Peter Wright's world title fight is still under way after defeating Seigo Asada – on a night when Alexandra Palace plunged into darkness.
A power outage disrupted the action as fans awaited the tie in the third round between Wright and Asada, and when the lights returned to Scot they increased their strength during the game, proving too much for the 39-year-old Japanese shooter. age.
Wright worked hard, changing his darts mid-match, hitting eight 180s and averaging 94.5.
The seventh seed will now play Jeffrey de Zwaan for a place in the quarterfinals. De Zwaan has won the last 16 for the first time in his career after defeating tenth-best player Dave Chisnall in a classic seven-set match.
De Zwaan produced an average of three throws of 106.09, hit seven 180 and scored 53% in doubles, while prevailing in a reciprocal contest in which Chisnall himself averaged 101.75.
De Zwaan scored a lot throughout the game, with 31 shots of 140 or so, but Chisnall somehow clung to his tail, despite regular declines in his performance and a brilliant checkout of 161 forced a decisive set.
De Zwaan drew his first blood with a throwing break when he turned 76. He doubled the lead to stand on the brink of victory with a 10-dart leg and from there was able to finish the job.
Double world champion Gary Anderson fought the elimination to beat Ryan Searle in the third round draw.
The Scotsman, who celebrated his 49th birthday on Sunday, was leaving when he beat Searle 3-1, but the 52nd-ranked Englishman collapsed late and Anderson advanced. Anderson will now face Nathan Aspinall in the quarterfinals.
In Monday afternoon session, double world champion Adrian Lewis fought back two sets to beat Darren Webster 4-3. Dimitri van den Bergh won 4-2 against Luke Woodhouse to rule out a second quarter-final appearance in three years, while Luke Humphries beat Nico Kurz 4-2 to ensure his stay in the competition extended beyond Christmas by second consecutive time. year.
The match will resume on Friday when Fallon Sherrock will try to continue his good campaign in the tournament, facing Chris Dobey in the last 32.
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