Adrian Lewis outpowers Phil Taylor to reach World Grand Prix final

Adrian-Lewis-Grand-PrixRemember when Darth Vader told Obi-Wan right before he sliced him in half with his light-saber: “The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” Adrian Lewis may not have cut his former practice partner Phil Taylor in half at their semi-final match of the World Grand Prix of darts, but he definitely cut off any hope of the Power getting his 10th Grand Prix title.

Lewis, who had never previously defeated Taylor on stage, trailed 4-2 but took six out of the final seven legs to force a tie-breaker, ultimately emerging with the 5-4 victory. “I’ve known Phil a long time and he knows how I can play but I’ve finally done it on stage against him,” said Lewis. “He’s the best player who’s lived but people don’t realise how tough it is to play him.”

Lewis will now face another tough player in 2007 World Grand Prix champion James Wade in Sunday’s final (7:30pm local time) after Wade dispatched Raymond van Barneveld 5-1.