The Dutchman was far from his best, but he had too much for his Belgian opponent, coming through the game with a 6-1 triumph.
Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis through at European Championship
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Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis progress safely through to the second round of the European Championship.
Result: In-form Whitlock, Newton through to round three>
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