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
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
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’