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On a thrilling final day of the International Darts Open in Riesa, Mensur Suljovic won his maiden PDC ranking event. In an exciting final, Suljovic beat his stablemate Kim Huybrechts 6-5 after a tense deciding leg. The European Tour is a test of strength and endurance, as players need to win four games on the final day to be crowned champion. Just to reach the final Suljovic had to beat; Jelle Klaasen, Yordi Meeuwisse and James Wilson, and Huybrechts had to beat; Robbie Green, Dragutin Horvat and Benito van de Pas to reach the final.

 

Mensur and Kim
Mensur and Kim

 

Before today Suljovic had lost his last nine semi-finals, in his search for glory. The Austrian had looked in sensational form all day, and it had almost seemed like destiny that Suljovic would be victorious in Riesa. Suljovic started the final averaging 108 as he started like a house on fire. The match levelled out as the pair traded leg to 5-5. In the leg, Huybrechts seemed to have the final in the palm of his hand, as he raced away from Suljovic. Only to miss match darts and let the Austain off the hook, as seal glory.

“I’m overwhelmed,” said Suljovic. “I can’t believe what happened in the final and for Kim to miss so many match darts, but I’m over the moon to win my first event.”
Third Round
Ryan Meikle 2-6 Yordi Meeuwisse
Jelle Klaasen 5-6 Mensur Suljovic
James Wilson 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Dave Chisnall 5-6 Andy Boulton
Peter Wright 3-6 Simon Whitlock
Benito van de Pas 6-2 Robert Thornton
Ian White 4-6 Dragutin Horvat
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Robbie Green
Quarter-Finals
Yordi Meeuwisse 1-6 Mensur Suljovic
James Wilson 6-1 Andy Boulton
Simon Whitlock 5-6 Benito van de Pas
Dragutin Horvat 1-6 Kim Huybrechts

Semi-Finals
Mensur Suljovic 6-1 James Wilson
Benito van de Pas 2-6 Kim Huybrechts

Final
Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Kim Huybrechts

 

By Phill BarrsĀ 

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