Phil Taylor admits he has overlooked rival against Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson and has succeeded at making a comeback.
Taylor won 214 pro tournaments, including a record 85 main titles and a record 16 World Championships. He retired after his 2018 World Championship defeat to Rob Cross in the match.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in technical advancements in darts, along with the 59-year-old feels he’d have no issue re-adjusting when a return was left by him today.
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He’s launched his new Generation 6 darts through Goal in which the arrows have a new piece of technology known as Swiss Point that allows players to switch the things onto their darts at a matter of seconds, which includes made Taylor think of making a sensational return to the oche.
“I have enjoyed my retirement but all these new thoughts are coming out, it is like owning a brand-new car and also being a racing car driver,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I’d really like to get another bash, particularly at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I really do miss that little bit of camaraderie. They say it’s very quiet, the clinic room is lifeless and no one is having any fun. The kids are currently standing there with iPods in their ears.
“Me and Aidy (Lewis) was used to have a perfect laugh.”
Taylor claims the game is lacking characters on account of the amount of money today involved becoming more professional than ever.
“The game has gone quite serious with all the money involved and I could understand them being really severe. It is sometimes a career that is quick in case you don’t perform properly. If a few of these pros do not do something to reinvent themselves, they’re likely to go down the ranks as fast as anything.”
He admits not watching any darts on TV, but he would tune-in to see Leighton Bennett, who’s accepted the game by storm and will be in the running for a place this November.
“Somebody just asked me a question concerning Bennett and should he have a wildcard to Wolverhampton? My answer was that I really don’t see the darts but when Bennett gets a wildcard since he is exciting I’ll watch it. He’s a nightmare to play,” he said.
Although Bennett gained his revenge, defeating the 59-year-old 4-1 at the SAP Darts Slam at Frankfurt back, taylor defeated the youngster in March.
“I’ve played him a couple of times and he is a complete nightmare, since he’s a young lad and he’s good,” Taylor added. “He’s got no fear from him whatsoever. I really enjoy that in him.”
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It is not long to wait patiently till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12, and seven times of policy continues until the final on Saturday.