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Luke Littler: 16-year-old through to semi-final of World Darts Championship | UK News

Teen darts sensation Luke Littler has reached the semi-final of the World Darts Championship.

The 16-year-old, from Warrington, won his quarter-final match against Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan at Alexandra Palace in London.

He won the match 5-1 after he had stormed into a 4-0 lead.

Despite the fifth set not going his way, there was no comeback to be for Dolan.

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Luke Littler has reached the semi-final of the World Darts Championship

Luke Littler in action against Brendan Dolan
Luke Littler in action against Brendan Dolan

Speaking after his victory, Littler told Sky Sports Darts that he was “glad” to reach the semi-final on his debut in the competition.

“I’ve earned it,” he said.

“I’ve [thrown] another 100+ average and my doubles are on 47%, so it’s gone well today as well.”

He said he had a “good chance” of becoming a world champion if he can “keep it up”.

“Now I am dreaming! I’m two games away. I’m definitely thinking about lifting the title,” he said.

Nicknamed “The Nuke”, Littler previously told Sky News he started playing darts at 18 months old.

His sensational performances have now seen him become the youngest player to reach the last four of the world championship.

Littler has even received support from his idol Phil “The Power” Taylor.

He will now face Rob Cross in his semi-final on Tuesday night.

“He was unbelievable on debut as well and so am I. I’m looking forward to playing Rob tomorrow night,” he said.

“I didn’t like waking up at nine in the morning, so tomorrow chill and come back in the evening.”

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This notice was published: 2024-01-01 15:30:00

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