Dutch darts sensation Michael van Gerwen has admitted that claiming the World Grand Prix title in Dublin is his greatest achievement to date.
The 23-year-old told Sky Sports News that his determination and will to win inspired the comeback victory.
He said: "It's the best day of my life. Mervyn was fantastic at the beginning of the game and I couldn't concentrate but he gave me some chances and I started finishing better.
"I'm not a person who gives up so this feels very good for me. I'm so happy to have won."
A maiden tournament victory on the professional tour moves Van Gerwen up to eighth in the PDC Order of Merit with three months left of the season.