No shaking hands! Mensur Suljovic won the Austrian Darts Championship in the Schwechat Multiverse.
Suljovic made a comeback in front of enthusiastic fans. He was already 3: 6 back against the favorites, but made up in a true thriller for 6: 6 and 7: 7. In the very last leg, the Viennese kept cool, closed the bag.
"I won against the best player, what could be better?" Said Suljovic. "My dream is true."
Van Gerwen quarreled with the defeat. "I was leading 6: 3 and had the chance for the 7: 3, because I can only blame myself I was not good enough," analyzed the reigning World Champion, who in the deciding leg a match dart on the "Bull's Eye "forgave.
Suljovic receives 27,500 euros for his home triumph. For the 47-year-old Viennese, this was his sixth overall PDC title, his third victory on the European Tour to Riesa 2016 and Copenhagen 2018.