End of the World Cup darts for Danny Noppert despite dream start

Danny Noppert was unable to place himself for the fourth round of the World Darts World Cup. The 29-year-old Frisian had a dream start on Tuesday evening against Dave Chisnall by taking a 2-0 lead in sets, but then lost four sets

in a row: 4-2. The worlds number 25 never passed the third round during the World Championship.

Noppert came out of the starting blocks in London. The Frisian darter grabbed a 2-0 head start in sets without sacrificing even one leg. The dream start of the Dutchman was not followed up in the third set. Chisnall seemed to wake up after the short break and grabbed the third set without giving up a leg: 2-1.

Also the fourth set became a prey for the Englishman with which he equalized the position in the game: 2-2. Noppert was no longer involved and also lost the fifth and sixth set without to make the Chisnall even a second difficult.

โ€œ I dont know what happened,โ€ says Noppert to RTL about the game of two faces in which he won the first two sets and then gave everything off his hands. โ€œHes gonna throw better, Im gonna throw worse. Thats the story of the game. Too bad.โ€

The elimination of Noppert means that three Dutch people continue to the last sixteen: Michael van Gerwen, Vincent van der Voort and Dirk van Duijvenbode.

The first placed Van Gerwen competes later in the evening against Englishman Joe Cullen for a place in the quarterfinals.

Van Duijvenbode and Van der Voort will be back in action on Wednesday. Van Duijvenbode then takes on the Englishman Glen Durrant. Van der Voort meets the North Irishman Daryl Gurney.