Phil Taylor admits he has overlooked rival against Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson and has succeeded in making a comeback.
Taylor won 214 pro tournaments, such as a list 85 big titles and a record 16 World Championships. He retired following his 2018 World Championship last defeat to Rob Cross in the match.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in progress in darts, and the 59-year-old feels he would not have any issue re-adjusting when a return was made by him now.
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He has launched his brand new Generation 6 darts through Goal in which the arrows have a brand new bit of technology known as Swiss Point which enables players to switch the points in their darts in a matter of seconds, which includes made Taylor consider making a stunning return to the oche.
“I have loved my retirement but all these new thoughts are coming out, it’s like having a brand new car and also being a racing car driver,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I’d really like to have another celebration, particularly at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I do miss that little bit of camaraderie. They state it’s very quiet, today the practice room is lifeless and nobody is having any fun. The kids are currently standing there with iPods in their ears.
“Me and Aidy (Lewis) was used to have a right laugh.”
Taylor asserts the game is currently lacking personalities on account of the amount of money now involved with contests with players becoming more professional than ever before.
“The sport has gone quite serious with the money involved and that I could understand them being really severe. It can be a career if you don’t work. If a few of these pros don’t do something to reinvent themselves, they’re going to go down the positions as fast as anything”
He also admits not watching any darts but this November he would tune-in to watch youthful Leighton Bennett, who has accepted the game and can be in the running to get a spot at the Grand Slam of Darts.
“Someone just asked me a question regarding Bennett and if he have a wildcard into Wolverhampton? My response was that I do not see the darts but when Bennett gets a wildcard I’ll watch it because he’s exciting. He’s a nightmare to perform,” he explained.
Taylor conquered the child 10-7 in March at the Tower of London, although Bennett acquired his revenge, defeating the in the SAP Darts Slam at Frankfurt back.
“I’ve played with him a couple of times and he’s a complete nightmare, since he is a young lad and he is good,” Taylor added. “He’s got no fear at him at all. I really like that in him.”
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It’s not very long to wait until darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven times of policy continues until the closing on Saturday, October 12.