GARY ANDERSON is targeting back-to-back World Series of Darts titles at the Shanghai Darts Masters after being crowned William Hill US Darts Masters champion on Saturday.
The two-time World Champion claimed his sixth World Series title with a superb 8-4 comeback win over Rob Cross in the final at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort to secure a first win in Las Vegas.
Anderson will now jet off to China for the two-day tournament which gets underway on Friday and the Scotsman is eyeing more global success.
"It would be brilliant now to back this up with a win in Shanghai," said Anderson, who has enjoyed World Series victories in Dubai, Auckland, Tokyo and Perth.
I can still knock heads with the best and I'm looking forward to this week.
"It's always nice to win and I've done well this year even though I'm not getting as much practice as the other players, which means I've been a bit inconsistent at times but it's going okay.
"I've had three or four weeks off since the World Cup but I've played well in Vegas and there's lots to look forward to now."
Anderson recorded wins over American DJ Sayre and Canada's Dawson Murschell en route to victory last weekend and the world number four praised the emergence of new players worldwide.
"I think in about ten years’ time, we'll see new players coming across on the circuit from all over the world," Anderson added.
I'll be retired by then but the other boys will be up for a hard time!
"The World Cup was a tell-tale sign of how the game is growing with countries like China, Japan and Thailand, you can see every year that they're getting better and better.
"It's the same in America too and you saw that with some of the North American qualifiers last week. Every country you go to now can play darts, so it's going to be an open book."Anderson will be hoping for another World Series triumph as he looks to build momentum heading into the BetVictor World Matchplay later this month where he will face Stephen Bunting in the opening round.
World number one Michael Van Gerwen is the red-hot favourite with BetVictor to lift a third World Matchplay title at 4/6, while Anderson is the 7/1 joint second favourite to claim a maiden Blackpool crown alongside Cross.
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