Michael van Gerwen produces stunning comeback to defeat Fallon Sherrock in Nordic Masters final

Michael van Gerwen makes stunning comeback beating Fallon Sherrock to claim the Nordic Masters… after England’s opponent made history by becoming the first woman to reach a televised PDC final

  • Michael van Gerwen was shocked by Fallon Sherrock at the Nordic Masters
  • Sherrock led the final 6-3, but Van Gerwen recovered and won the PDC title
  • The three-time world champion won six straight legs to shatter Sherrock’s hopes
  • The Englander became the first woman to play in a televised PDC final
  • Van Gerwen felt he deserved the win despite the almighty Sherrock fear











Michael van Gerwen ended his long wait for his first PDC title of 2021 when he survived a big scare from Fallon Sherrock and won 11-7 in the final of the Nordic Masters in Copenhagen.

The three-time world champion defeated Madars Razma 10-4 in his quarter-final earlier in the day before beating Premier League winner Jonny Clayton 11-7 in the semi-final.

Sherrock had reached her first PDC final by making a thrilling comeback beating former World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-10 in the last four, trailing 8-2 and 10-6.

Michael Van Gerwen (above) had to work hard to beat Fallon Sherrock at the Nordic Masters

Sherrock (above) became the first woman to reach a PDC final, but lost 11-7 to Van Gerwen

Sherrock (above) became the first woman to reach a PDC final, but lost 11-7 to Van Gerwen

After taking 101 and 100 in the last two legs of that match, she looked ready to cause another stunning upset as she led 6-3 early in the final, but Van Gerwen took out six straight legs to to take the crown.

“I had to wait a long time to win a trophy,” said Van Gerwen in an emotional interview on stage.

“Fallon played a phenomenal tournament and I think she played one of her best matches in her life in the final and I want to give her all the credit because she really made it difficult.

“I think I deserved it this weekend. I played very well in general, but the audience was also phenomenal. It’s been too long since we had such a crowd, especially at a televised tournament, all I can say is thank you very much.

Van Gerwen thought he deserved the win despite a scare from Sherrock

Van Gerwen thought he deserved the win despite a scare from Sherrock

Sherrock led 6-3 in the initial phase of the final, but Van Gerwen managed to recover

Sherrock led 6-3 in the initial phase of the final, but Van Gerwen managed to recover

‘I have had a very difficult period, this means so much to me. I’ve worked really hard on my game and then it finally pays off and I think I played really well here.”

Sherrock tweeted afterwards: ‘What a night… absolutely bubbly despite not winning – so proud of myself.

‘Congratulations @MvG180 – I understand why you’re the best now’

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