Kyle Anderson: 'I was close to tears after nine-darter'

Australian number one Kyle Anderson admits that he almost cried after hitting a nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Australian number one Kyle Anderson has admitted that he almost cried after hitting a nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old from Perth produced the perfect leg during a 3-1 first-round defeat to 21st seed Ian White at the Alexandra Palace in London.

"It was surreal," he told Sky Sports News. "When it went in, there were nearly tears. I pointed at my brother and it was pretty special.

"Ian played well throughout the whole game so fair play to him."

Anderson's reward for hitting a nine-darter in the tournament is a share of £30,000.

Assuming that there are no more perfect legs between now and the final on New Year's Day, he will split the prize with Terry Jenkins, who equalled the feat during a 3-2 loss to Per Laursen.

Terry Jenkins of England throws in his match against Co Stompe of Holland during Day 10 of the 2012 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2011
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