Two-time champion Adrian Lewis was ousted from the PDC World Darts Championship by American underdog Danny Baggish, while Simon Whitlock laid down a marker for the rest of the field to worry about.
Baggish already sprung a surprise by beating impressive Australian Damon Heta in the first round, and upset the odds again by downing Jackpot 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Gambler averaged 93.39 and controlled the game for the majority of it, also throwing the first 170 finish of the tournament along the way.
It was an emotional win for the 37-year-old after his brother suffered a serious health scare back home in Florida.
‘Over the moon, I know what kind of player he is, everyone knows what kind of player he is and he caught fire for a minute there,’ Baggish told the PDC of his win.
‘I kept my composure, looking over to my family, knew I can’t control what he does, just played my own darts and I was lucky enough to get through.
‘I got a message in the morning, maybe 9 or 10 in the morning from my sister. She didn’t mean to send it to me knowing I was over here.
‘My oldest brother suffered a severe stroke, he had to go to emergency surgery to get the clot out of the brain, he’s in ICU now. Harrison I love you, this is for you.’
Lewis, who only showed very brief signs of his incredible best, said he just could not get going with no fans in attendance at Alexandra Palace.
He tweeted: ‘So sorry to my fans and sponsor @TargetDarts, well done to Danny, but for me it just didn’t feel like the world championships, without the fans it just wasn’t the worlds for me and I couldn’t get the adrenaline going.’
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