Phil Taylor admits he has missed competing against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen and has succeeded in making a comeback.
Taylor won 214 pro championships, such as a listing 85 important titles and a record 16 World Championships. He retired from the match.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in technical advancements in darts, and the 59-year-old feels he’d not have any issue re-adjusting today, if a return was made by him.
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He’s launched his new Generation 6 darts through Target in which the arrows have a brand new item of technology called Swiss Point which allows players to change the points on their darts in a matter of minutes, which is made Taylor consider creating a stunning return to the oche.
«I’ve loved my retirement but now all these new thoughts are coming out, it is like owning a brand new car and being a racing car driver,» Taylor told Sky Sports.
«I’d love to get another celebration, especially at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I really do miss that little bit of camaraderie. They say today the practice room is lifeless, it’s very quiet and nobody has any fun. The youngsters are currently standing there with all iPods in their ears.
«Me Aidy (Lewis) used to have a right laugh.»
Taylor asserts the sport is currently lacking personalities because of the amount of money now involved becoming more professional than ever before.
«The sport has gone very serious with the money involved and I could understand them being really severe. It can be a career that is fast in case you don’t perform correctly. If some of these pros don’t do something to reinvent themselves, they’re going to go down the rankings as quick as anything.»
In addition, he admits not watching any darts on TV, however that November he’d tune-in to watch Leighton Bennett, who has taken the game and is in the running for a place in the Grand Slam of Darts.
«Somebody just asked me a question about Bennett and should have a wildcard into Wolverhampton? My response was that I really don’t see the darts on TV but when Bennett gets a wildcard I will watch it because he is exciting. He is a nightmare to play,» he explained.
Though Bennett gained his revenge, beating the 59-year-old 4-1 in the SAP Darts Slam in Frankfurt back in June taylor conquered the youngster 10-7 in the Tower of London in March.
«I have played him a couple of times and he’s a complete nightmare, since he is a young lad and he is great,» Taylor added. «He’s got no fear at him at all. I really like that in him.»
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It’s not very long to wait patiently till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven days of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.
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