Phil Taylor admits he has hinted in making a comeback and has missed competing against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen.
Taylor won 214 pro championships, such as a list 85 key titles and a record 16 World Championships. He retired in the match after his 2018 World Championship final defeat to Rob Cross.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in technological advancements in darts, along with the 59-year-old feels he’d not have any issue re-adjusting now when he left a return.
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He has 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 onto their darts in a matter of seconds, which has made Taylor consider making a sensational return to the oche.
“I have enjoyed 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 celebration, particularly at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I do miss that small bit of camaraderie. They say it is very quiet, now the clinic room is lifeless and no one has any fun. The youngsters are standing there using iPods in their ears.
“Me and Aidy (Lewis) was able to have a right laugh.”
Taylor claims the sport is lacking characters on account of the sum of money involved becoming more professional than ever before.
“The game has gone very serious with the money involved and I could understand them being really severe. It can be a fast career if you don’t work properly. If a few of these pros don’t do something to reinvent themselves, they’re going to go down the positions as quick as anything.”
In addition, he admits not watching any darts but the November he’d tune-in to see Leighton Bennett, who’s chosen the game and will be in the Grand Slam of Darts.
“Someone just asked me a question concerning Bennett and if he have a wildcard into Wolverhampton? My response was that I actually don’t see the darts on TV but if Bennett gets a wildcard I’ll watch it because he’s exciting. He’s a nightmare to play,” he explained.
Taylor conquered the youngster in March, though Bennett gained his revenge, defeating the at the SAP Darts Slam in Frankfurt back.
“I have played him a couple of times and he is a complete nightmare, since he’s a young lad and he’s great,” Taylor added. “He has no fear from him whatsoever. I really like that in him.”
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It’s not very long to wait patiently till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12, and seven times of policy continues until the final on Saturday.