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Sunday's quarter-final action kicked off with Michael van Gerwen sealing his place in the penultimate stage of this year's World Darts Championship.
That was thanks to the Dutchman's more confident triumph over Welshman Mark Webster, which was in stark contrast to his comeback win over Gary Anderson just the night before.
On this occasion, van Gerwen took a leading grip on matters from the beginning, soaring into a 3-0 lead and showcasing the lethal finishing that looked to be lacking in his third-round encounter.
An attempted fight from "Spider" was left standing at 4-3, but that was as good as it got for Webster after van Gerwen, who recorded eight 100-plus finishes on the evening, finished the job to head out as a 5-3 victor.
Commenting on his game and the fixture ahead, van Gerwen told PDC.tv:
At the beginning I was very confident and I was playing great. I hit a few great finishes but then I lost my focus and fell asleep for two and a half sets. I lost concentration and I didn't hit my high scoring and let him into the game a bit, but I won and that's the most important thing. I can't afford to do that to my opponent in the semi-finals.
I'm feeling good and I'm in the last four. I had a great game last year against Adrian and I hope it will be the same again.
And as "Mighty Mike" mentions, it's Adrian Lewis that last year's runner-up meets next in the competition, the Stoke native having triumphed in his own quarter-final clash against James Wade.
As he had against Mervyn King in the previous round, "Jackpot" allowed his class to rise to the top with a 5-1 drubbing of his opponent, still yet to concede more than one set in any of his World Championship trials this year.
Wade never looked close to a fourth consecutive win, only winning a set at 3-0 down to get a sole score on the board, but having no further luck after that.
Lewis maintained one of the highest three-dart finishing averages in the competition with this win, his 95.56 bettering Wade's 90.85.
Looking ahead to the almighty clash against van Gerwen, Lewis also had some fighting talk for the coming semi-final, per PDC.tv:
My finishing was better against Mervyn King in the third round and my scoring was better tonight, but I've got to put them together against Michael. I think I'll be a lot more consistent against him than I was tonight.
He's trying to win his first World Championship title but I've been there and done that, and I think it will be a cracker. He knows I'm going to come out firing, and for some reason when it comes to the big occasions I'm always there or thereabouts, which I'm very proud of.
From their 20 previous meetings, van Gerwen holds a slight edge over Jackpot, winning nine of those previous meetings, but the two will look upon a place in the final as being within their reaches for what promises to be an extremely close matchup.