Taylor romps to 11th Grand Prix title
Phil Taylor continues to defy his advancing years as he broke yet another record by beating Dave Chisnall 6-0 in the final of the World Grand Prix to claim the title for an 11th time.
A whitewash in terms of sets had never been recorded in the final and Taylor nearly went even further with Chizzy failing to win a leg until the final set of the match when he took two, now the lowest amount in a Grand Prix final.
The Power dropped just three sets in his five matches on route to lifting the trophy and incredibly just one from the quarter-finals onwards as he yet again proved that he is streets ahead of the competition at the top of the game.
The next major event on the PDC calendar is the inaugural Masters tournament at the start of November which sees the top 16 in the world face-off for a £50,000 first prize. Unsurprisingly it is Taylor who is the hot favourite for this event at a best price of 2/1 with Sky Bet and few would argue against him winning yet another title in Scotland.
His nearest competitor for the Masters title according to the bookies is Michael van Gerwen at 11/4 with Bet Victor but after the defence of his Grand Prix title ended at just the quarter-final stage he is a far less tempting bet than his odds suggest.
The big event on the horizon is of course the World Championships which is now less than two months away and his sparkling form have led to the Power being rated at a best price of just 15/8 with Sporting Bet. With 16 world titles to his name already there is little to suggest he won’t add another on New Year’s Day 2014.
• Chisnall out to do the impossible
• Tenacious Wade can push Taylor
• Anderson can at least out score Taylor
• Barney could just topple MVG
• Taylor has too much for in form Asset
• MVG can start title defence in style
• Wade vulnerable to Beaton at Grand Prix
• Taylor looks unstoppable ahead of Grand Prix