Wright discusses World Grand Prix chances

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Wright discusses World Grand Prix chances

Peter Wright believes a return to the darts he reached the final with last year could help him go one better at the 2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

Wright was left devastated after his 5-2 defeat to Michael van Gerwen in his first World Grand Prix final, having previously never made it past the quarter-finals stage of the double-start event.

Peter Wright (PDC)

A winner of the World Cup and German Darts Masters so far in 2019, Wright will begin his bid for a first title on the Emerald Isle against German number one Max Hopp on Night Two (Monday) and the Scot is in buoyant mood.

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"Last year I started gearing my practice to the World Grand Prix in August and I got to the final so this year I've been practicing for it since July," Wright told The Darts Show Podcast.

"I've spent hours going for tops, wearing it out almost. At the moment I'm playing well, I'm hitting plenty of double-start nine-darters in practice.

"To be honest it doesn't help me changing darts all the time but I'm going to use the darts I got to the final of the World Grand Prix with last year.

"I believe I can go and win all the tournaments coming up but there's some quality players out there in my way. If you don't believe you can win then you shouldn't be playing in my opinion.

"Michael [van Gerwen] and Gary [Anderson] are special players but I believe I'm special too.

"I've got good memories from Dublin last year when I beat Mensur [Suljovic] in the semis. This year I've got Max [Hopp] first up, he's a fantastic player but in my mind I'm playing better than anyone so it doesn't bother me who I play."

The BoyleSports World Grand Prix will be held from October 6-12 at The Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN.