MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is targeting a summer of success after claiming the Gibraltar Darts Trophy on Sunday.

The world number one picked up his 25th European Tour title, and his fifth of 2018, at the Victoria Stadium and now has his sights set on the forthcoming European Tour events and the BetVictor World Matchplay.

Van Gerwen is on course for breaking his record of 26 PDC titles in a year and is as hungry as ever to add to his stunning tally.

"I can't complain with my performance in Gibraltar and I think I have earned myself a good holiday," said the Dutch star, who has lost just one game on the European Tour this year.

Van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

"The big one is the World Matchplay which I have my eye on, but first of all I will be focussed on the European Tour events in Copenhagen and Hamburg."

"I like to play in European Tour events, I feel good playing in them - my confidence is there and I feel good so I think they will do well to beat me.

"I played phenomenal in this tournament, I didn't make any mistakes."


Van Gerwen hit an incredible tournament average of 104.60 as he recorded wins over Vincent van der Voort, Andy Boulton, Jonny Clayton and Steve West to reach the final.

The Dutchman was in unstoppable form in the final against Lewis, averaging 108.13 as he picked up the £25,000 prize.

"For me to win a game like this gives me even more confidence, I'm really happy with my performance," added Van Gerwen.

Van Gerwen, Lewis (PDC)

"I think I played a phenomenal game in the final and I think I have earned my holiday, I want to relax now and re-charge my batteries for the events coming up.

"The crowd deserved a good performance from me and I am happy that I was able to play well all weekend.

"I had to play well in the final because I know what Adrian is capable of - he is always dangerous and is one of the best players in the world, and it's good to see him doing well again."

Van Gerwen will next be in action from June 22-24 as the PDC European Tour continues from with the Danish Darts Open in Copenhagen, Denmark with coverage to be broadcast at PDCTV-HD and through a series of bookmakers' websites worldwide.