Gary Anderson and Michael Smith advanced to the semi-finals of the Betfred World Matchplay with victories on Thursday night.
Anderson, the 2018 champion, fought off Simon Whitlock to win their quarter-final match 16-12, throwing a 98.5 average.
Anderson pulled out to an early three-leg lead and though Whitlock battled to stay alive, at one point getting the contest to 10-9 and then levelling it at 12-12, he could never get in front of the Flying Scotsman.
Anderson will now face Michael Smith, who beat Krzysztof Ratajski 16-13 to win the night's other last-eight match.
Smith averaged 98.32 and hit 13 180s in the win.
BULL-BULL!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) July 23, 2020
Impeccable board management from Simon Whitlock there who takes out 120 by going 20-Bull-Bull to finally break the Anderson throw! pic.twitter.com/9Z8eyoPa00
"I've made hard work of that tonight but that's what Simon can do to you. He battles and makes you work for it so it was a slog to get it done," said Anderson after the win.
"Hopefully I'm sat here on Sunday with a trophy but I'm taking it one game at a time and it's going to be another tough fight against Michael Smith on Saturday.
"He's got a good record against me recently and is playing some brilliant darts, I've been saying how good he is for years and although it's a bit late he's finally starting to come through to the top," concluded the Scot about his last-four opponent.