Phil Taylor admits he has succeeded at making a comeback and has overlooked rival against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen.
Taylor won 214 pro tournaments, including a record 85 significant titles and a record 16 World Championships. He retired in the match.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in technical advancements in darts, along with the 59-year-old feels he’d not have any issue re-adjusting today, when a return was left by him.
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He’s launched his brand new Generation 6 darts through Goal in which the arrows using a brand new bit of technology called Swiss Point which enables players to switch the things in their darts in a matter of minutes, which has made Taylor consider making a stunning return to the oche.
“I’ve loved my retirement but today all these new thoughts are coming out, it’s like owning a brand new car and also being a racing car driver,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I would love to get another bash, particularly at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I do miss that little bit of camaraderie. They say the practice room is dead, it’s very quiet and no one has any fun. The youngsters are standing there with all iPods in their ears.
“Me Aidy (Lewis) was able to have a right laugh.”
Taylor asserts the game is currently lacking characters due to the quantity of money today involved in competitions with players getting more professional than ever.
“The game has gone quite serious with all the money involved and I can understand them being really serious. It is sometimes a career if you don’t perform correctly. If some of these pros don’t do something to reinvent themselves, they’re going to return the positions as quick as anything.”
He admits not seeing any darts however that November, he’d tune-in to see youthful Leighton Bennett, who has taken the game and can be in the running for a place in the Grand Slam of Darts.
“Someone just asked me a question regarding Bennett and if have a wildcard into Wolverhampton? My answer was that I do not see the darts but when Bennett gets a wildcard because he’s exciting I will see it. He’s a nightmare to play,” he explained.
Taylor defeated the youngster 10-7 in March at the Tower of London, though Bennett acquired his revenge, beating the 59-year-old 4-1 in the SAP Darts Slam in Frankfurt back.
“I have played him a few times and he is a complete nightmare, because he is a young lad and he is great,” Taylor added. “He’s got no fear at him at all. I really like that in him.”
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It’s not long to wait patiently until darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12 and seven times of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.