Winning a European Tour is 'ten times harder' than a major, jokes Rob Cross after Stuttgart defeat

After falling just short of claiming a maiden European Tour win, Rob Cross joked that he found it easier to win a major title.

Luke Humphries secured a remarkable win in Stuttgart earlier this week, seeing off Rob Cross in the final to get his hands on the trophy.

It was a third European Tour success for the 27-year-old, who edged a dramatic 8-7 victory in Stuttgart.

Humphries' win prior to his Stuttgart success came in Prague, where he again met Cross in the final.

But it was a case of repeat over revenge in Germany, with 31-year-old Cross extending his wait for a first European Tour.

Despite winning a world championship and two European championship titles, 'Voltage' is still yet to get his hands on a European Tour, but the Englishman saw the funny side of his defeat after narrowly misisng out again.

"I'm glad I don't struggle with 'majors' to win them - these are ten times harder!" admitted Cross.

Cross also paid plenty of respect to Humphries for the win, labelling him "superb" after his triumph on Sunday evening.

"Credit to Luke, I thought he played great, he was the better player and if he hit doubles earlier I was out of there earlier.

"He's superb and I've got a lot of time for him."

With Stuttgart being the seventh of 13 PDC Euro Tour events held this season, Cross will still have a hanfdul of opportunities to finally get his hands on a title.

The European Darts matchplay in July is next up in the calendar, with a weekend of action taking place at Trier Arena, Germany starting on July 1.

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