World Matchplay news: Former world champion Gerwyn Price wants first Winter Gardens title

Gerwyn Price will be looking to add the World Matchplay to his long list of achievements when he arrives at the infamous Winter Gardens.

When it comes to ranked televised events, Price has reached at least the final stage in six of the seven tournaments. 

The one event which has continuously got the better of the Welshman has been the Matchplay.

Since his first appearance in 2015, the Iceman has been able to reach two quarter-finals. In fact, he has only won five matches since making his Winter Gardens bow.

The 2021 World Champion Price enters the fray on Monday night as the first round draws to a close, and the world number two faces Martin Schindler, who is making his first Winter Gardens appearance.

Price averaged 117.88 in dispatching Schindler at last month's World Cup of Darts over a shorter format, and the Welshman is hoping for a repeat performance as he eyes a first World Matchplay title.

"I want to win every major this year," said the Welshman, who will reclaim the world number one spot if he lifts the prestigious trophy on July 24.

"The World Matchplay is the second biggest ranking event of the whole calendar, so to win that one would be special.

"I need to play my A-game all the way through if I want to win it, because everybody is playing well, and anybody can beat anybody these days.

"I'm on the practice board, I'm playing well and I'm looking forward to Monday night."

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