Phil Taylor: 'Grand Slam of Darts poses different challenge'

Taylor: 'Grand Slam poses different challenge'
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Defending Grand Slam of Darts champion Phil Taylor insists that the prospect of taking on players from the BDO provides a "different challenge".

Phil Taylor has insisted that he will have to play well if he is to beat Scott Waites during the group stages of the Grand Slam of Darts.

The 15-time world champion has been drawn in a group alongside Waites, Mark Webster and Co Stompe, but it is the match with former Grand Slam winner Waites that will be eagerly anticipated.

"There's a few different faces in there with the BDO players, and you don't get to play guys like Scott Waites very often so it's a different challenge," Sky Sports News quotes Taylor as saying.

"I'll play Scott again in the groups and he's done really well since we played a few years ago in the final, winning the Grand Slam and the World Masters, so I'll have to be on top of my game."

Taylor beat Gary Anderson 16-4 in last year's final.

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