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Max Hopp: 'I didn't expect to beat Mervyn King'

German teenager Max Hopp admits that he surprised himself by defeating number 10 seed Mervyn King in the first round of the PDC World Championship on Tuesday night.

German teenager Max Hopp has revealed that he didn't expect to prevail from his first-round encounter with Mervyn King at the PDC World Championship.

The 18-year-old averaged nearly 97 to record a 3-2 victory over the 10th seed, who was suffering with a back problem, and the youngster admitted that wrapping up victory with a 161 checkout had left him speechless.

Hopp told PDC.tv: "I think that I played well. I didn't expect to win the match because he's a brilliant player but I just had a little feeling that I could do well.

"When I had that 161, I just had a feeling that it was going to go in, so I just thought just go for it and when it went in, it was just amazing. I don't really have words for it."

Hopp, who in beating King also secured his PDC Tour Card for 2015, will play Vincent van der Voort in the last 32.

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