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Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler has said “if I’m on it I can beat anyone” ahead of tonight’s World Darts Championship final.

The 16-year-old, the youngest-ever player to reach the decider of the premier darts tournament, will face fellow Englishman Luke Humphries at Alexandra Palace.

Nicknamed “The Nuke”, Littler is on the cusp of producing one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, which would rival Emma Raducanu winning the US Open when she was 18 in 2021.

Humphries beat Littler the last time they played each other but the teenager fancies his chance this evening, telling Sky Sports: “I had to let him win, I was only 12!”

The teenager has beaten three former world champions on his journey to the final – defeating Christian Kist in his opening game before overcoming one of his heroes, the five-time world champion and darts legend Raymond van Barneveld, to reach the quarter-finals.

He defeated the 2018 champion Rob Cross in the semi-final to earn his place in tonight’s historic decider.

“If I’m on it I can beat anyone,” Littler said.

“It’s not sunk in yet, winning all these games, I’m just letting it go and moving onto the next game.

“It’s unbelievable, I’m not going to set any goals to try and win it tonight.”

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Luke Littler reacts during his semi-final match against Rob Cross on Tuesday

Asked whether he believes tonight’s match will be a classic, he replied: “Hopefully, me and Luke have got a quick rhythm and a quick throw, it’ll suit both of us tonight.”

Littler added that many youngsters are now playing the game and he messages them on social media telling them to “keep it up”.

“It’s crazy what I’ve done for the sport,” he said.

The teenager said his own family were proudest after his 4-1 victory over van Barneveld.

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This notice was published: 2024-01-03 17:07:00

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