Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price booked their places in the quarter-finals of the World Darts Championship at London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday as two-time winner Adrian Lewis exited the event.
Day 13 of darts' biggest event saw the final six ties from the last 16 take place, with Wright and Price among the players to ensure spots in today's quarter-finals.
Former runner-up Wright came through a tense tie-break to defeat Jeffrey de Zwaan 4-3, having surrendered a 3-0 lead in sets to the Dutchman.
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"I just ran out of energy, I was feeling really bad up there after the first three sets," admitted Wright, who will make his fifth World Championship quarter-final appearance on Sunday.
"The good thing is that games under pressure like this can help lift your level to where it needs to be for the rest of the tournament.
"I was waiting for Jeffrey to start playing, I knew he would but I didn't want him to!
RELIEF FOR WRIGHT!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 28, 2019
Peter Wright fights off an incredible comeback from Jeffrey de Zwaan to come out the 4-3 victor!
UP NEXT 📺 Glen Durrant v Chris Dobey pic.twitter.com/3J0hmUTa2C
"Luke is another quality player, I played against him many years ago and he was scarily good then so it's no surprise to me to see how well he's progressed."
World Youth Champion Humphries reached the quarter-finals for a second successive year after a dominant display saw him complete a 4-1 victory against Kim Huybrechts.
Humphries hit ten 180s in an entertaining encounter which turned in his favour in the deciding leg of set three when his Belgian opponent declined a dart at the bullseye for an 83 checkout and he took full advantage with a 146 finish.
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Gerwyn Price breezes his way into the Quarter-Finals after 4-2 victory over Simon Whitlock! pic.twitter.com/68gKDMFTaG
World number three Price made it through to the quarter-finals for the first time as he overcame Simon Whitlock 4-2 despite not being at his brilliant best.
After Australian number one Whitlock missed four darts to win the opening set, Price pounced and then landed finishes of 108 and 72 on his way to doubling the advantage.
A typically resilient Whitlock fought back to take two of the next three sets, only for Price to hit crucial finishes of 112 and 72 to set up a meeting with Glen Durrant.
"I think that was probably the worst I played for a long time," Price admitted. "Simon missed a lot of doubles and so did I, but someone had to win it and thankfully it was me.
"I tried my hardest but sometimes when you try too hard it never happens.
"I played fantastic against John Henderson but this game was just one I was glad to get out of the way. I'm sure Glen and myself will have a decent game tomorrow."
DUZZA DOES IT!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 28, 2019
What a way to win it as Glen Durrant seals a 4-3 victory over Chris Dobey with an incredible 146 finish! pic.twitter.com/mtu5qgP5Ay
Three-time Lakeside Championship winner Durrant continued his dream Alexandra Palace debut with a hard-fought 4-3 win over local rival Chris Dobey.
A nip-and-tuck affair saw Dobey claim the opening set, only for the Northumbrian to concede two-leg leads in the next two sets as Durrant's set-play experience came to the fore.
A 109 finish saw Durrant extend his lead to 3-1 in sets, only for a determined Dobey to win six of the next eight legs to take the contest to a decider.
Durrant outscored Dobey in the final set, not allowing his opponent a dart before crowning victory with a 146 finish.
Two-time World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh progressed to the quarter-finals after twice coming from two sets behind to beat Lewis 4-3 in a thrilling encounter.
Lewis took out a 123 checkout in the opening leg on the way to claiming each of the first two sets by three legs to one.
Van den Bergh took set three by the same margin but Lewis edged the fourth 3-2 with the aid of a 113 finish to open up a 3-1 lead.
Two-time World Champion Lewis added a third ton-plus checkout with a 136 in set five but it proved to be in vain as Van den Bergh won the set 3-1 to ignite his fightback.
Finishes of 98 and 76 helped the Belgian take the sixth set to force a decider, which he won 3-1 to reach the last eight, where he will face 2019 UK Open Champion Nathan Aspinall.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will face Darius Labanauskas after the Lithuanian reached the quarter-finals for the first time after defeating Steve Beaton in the opening match of the day.
Labanauskas took out 114 to edge the opening set 3-2 but Beaton hit back by winning the second in a decider with a brilliant bullseye finish of 86.
The next two sets were shared before Lithuanian thrower Labanauskas went on to seal a 4-2 victory by winning six of the last of seven legs.
Afternoon Session (1230)
Nathan Aspinall v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Luke Humphries v Peter Wright
Evening Session (1900)
Michael van Gerwen v Darius Labanauskas
Glen Durrant v Gerwyn Price