Wade has field day as third seed brushes past Farmer to reach last eight
Third seed James Wade was at his best as he powered into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 4-0 win over Steve Farmer.
Wade, third in the Order of Merit but looking for his first world title, gave a hint of what was to come as he took the first set 3-0.
Farmer claimed a single leg in the second, and had a dart for the set in both the third and fourth, but it was a dominant display from Wade.
Marching on: James Wade eased through to the quarter-finals
“It wasn”t as easy as the scoreline suggests,” Wade told www.pdc.tv. “I feel fine and I”ll just keep playing the way I have been.
“I”ve only lost one set in three matches so far, so I must be doing something right.”
Wade next faces Canadian John Wade, the 2008 champion, who beat Kevin Painter 4-2.
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“I”m looking forward to playing John on Friday,” said Wade. “We had an epic quarter-final here back in 2008, which he won. I would like to get one back over him this time around.”
In the final of this afternoon”s three last-16 clashes, Belgian Kim Huybrechts upset ninth seed Paul Nicholson 4-1.
He will face the winner of this evening”s match between Dave Chisnall, conqueror of Phil Taylor, and Andy Hamilton.