Sherrock solely focused on 'special' Suljovic rematch

Fallon Sherrock (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Fallon Sherrock insists she is not getting caught up in any hype ahead of Thursday's meeting with Mensur Suljovic at the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts.

Sherrock continued her history-making exploits on Tuesday with a match-winning 170 checkout against Gabriel Clemens seeing her become the first woman to make it through the group stage.

The 27-year-old will renew rivalries with Mensur Suljovic, who she famously defeated on her trailblazing run at the 2019/20 World Championship.

However, Sherrock remained typically level-headed in her post-match press conference, as she looked ahead to what promises to be another special night in Wolverhampton.

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"It won't hit me until after the tournament," said Sherrockย "I just put it to the back of my mind. My only focus is on the next game.

"I don't get caught up in all the hype, I can't afford to get distracted by it.

"When I put my glasses on on stage I'm like superman, I just go into my 'darts zone'.

"Once the tournaments is over, then I will appreciate what I've done and feel proud of myself.

"I'm very excited about my next game, it will be special. It will be different to when I played Mensur at Ally Pally because it's a different format here.

"Who knows what's going to happen, but I'm going to keep my head down, focus and hopefully I can produce my best game."

In one of the most dramatic and memorable matches in the tournament's 15-year history, Sherrock won the last four legs of her crucial match with Germany's Clemens to earn the 5-3 win she needed to progress.

The recent Nordic Darts Masters finalist recovered from busting 60 by hitting the treble 20 in the opening leg, landing a 141 finish before sending theย Aldersley Leisure Village crowd into a frenzy with the match-winning bullseye.

"I knew I needed to win 5-3, and once it got to 3-1 I thought 'it's done now'," Sherrock admitted.

"After that I just relaxed. Luckily I've got a habit of hitting bulls when I need to!

"I do feel like I am playing better than ever. I've learnt a lot over the last two years and I'm a better player for it.

"The quality of player I was up against in Copenhagen [at the World Series Finals] prepared me for this tournament.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to play in that event, it's made me a better player."

Theย ยฃ550,000 tournament continues on Wednesday, as the knock-out phase gets underway with four best of 19 leg battles.

World number one Gerwyn Price will take on World Youth Champion Bradley Brooksย and Jonny Clayton will clash with young prospect Nathan Rafferty.

Tickets for the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts can be purchased throughย Ticketmaster.

The tournament is broadcast liveย on Sky Sports, as well as through the PDC's international broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7, and through PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers.

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts
Schedule of Play

Wednesday November 17 (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Ryan Joyce v Rob Cross
James Wade v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Gerwyn Price v Bradley Brooks
Jonny Clayton v Nathan Rafferty

Thursday November 18 (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round

Michael Smith v Joe Cullen
Peter Wright v Jose de Sousa
Mensur Suljovic v Fallon Sherrock
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson