The first round of the Darts World Cup was completed on Saturday with the victory of Florian Hempen. The German, who in recent years has been a controversial figure at the Darts World Cup, a clear winner in the match against the Englishman Scott Brown.
The 32-year-old Cologne team won 3-2 against the Englishman Keegan Brown in a gripping match on Friday night and can hence expect a repetition of his previous year’s coup in Alexandra Palace.
The two professionals acted at eye level for a long time, Hempen was especially strong on the double fields.
After the meantime 1: 2 deficit, Hempen turned again and won the decisive leg in the end.
Keegan demanded everything to me. I felt more and more that I have the upper hand, stated Hempen at DAZN: In the end it happened as I hoped.
The German now contends in the second round versus the English co-favorite Luke Humphries, who remains in five position.
In addition to Hempen, expects Germany are also resting on Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler, who have a spare time in the preliminary due to the fact that of their great ranking position.
Hempen defeated Landsman Schindler and the Belgian star gamer Dimitri van den Beef in the previous year.
In 2022, for the gamer with the label Cologne Jung, it was more combined.
Now he has the renewed opportunity of a World Cup success.