'Nothing more special': Rare feat of perfection stuns darts world

Michael van Gerwen has cemented his status as one of the all-time greats of the darts world after winning a third UK Open title.

The Dutchman beat Gerwyn Price in the final but it was during the semi-final where the 30-year-old notched a rare feat of perfection.

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Van Gerwen sealed his spot in the tournament decider after an astonishing nine-darter in his semi-final that left darts fans gobsmacked.

The moment of magic came in the sixth leg of the match against Daryl Gurney, in which he gave the Northern Irishman absolutely no chance.

Michael van Gerwen notched his seventh televised nine-darter during the UK Open. Pic: PDC Darts/Getty

The 30-year-old followed up back-to-back 180s with a 141 to complete the seventh perfect leg of his career on TV.

Only nine players in darts history have managed more than one nine-darter on live TV - making the feat that much more impressive.

Van Gerwen's brilliance left fans in awe on social media, with the ice cool Dutchman simply fist-bumping his family and friends before walking back without any emotion on his face.

β€˜It means a lot to me’

Van Gerwen beat Nathan Aspinall, Jason Lowe, James Wade, Rob Cross and Gurney to set up the clash with Price in the decider.

The Duthcman was unstoppable throughout the tournament, averaging 104 and eclipsing the 110 mark twice.

He only accumulated a three dart total of less than 100 once in his six games.

The 30-year-old had to do it the hard way in the final though - coming from 11-9 down to beat Price for his first UK Open title since 2016.

"It's an incredible win and it means a lot to me to win this tournament," said Van Gerwen, per the PDC. "I've had a phenomenal tournament and the pressure was on me.

"It was a hard day for me, I had to play three Premier League players and it was not easy but I played really good darts and didn't do a lot wrong.

"The nine-darter was fantastic but with the way I was playing it was just a matter of time. That's just one leg though and I had to keep my focus.

"Gerwyn had his chances in the final but I took good advantage and I never missed a chance. That was important, so I only can be happy with this."