Michael van Gerwen insists World Grand Prix victory marks the 'best day of his life'

Van Gerwen hails 'best day of his life'
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Michael van Gerwen hails the 'best day of his life' after coming from 4-1 down to beat Mervyn King in the World Grand Prix final in Dublin.

Dutch darts sensation Michael van Gerwen has admitted that claiming the World Grand Prix title in Dublin is his greatest achievement to date.

Van Gerwen roared back from 4-1 down to upset Mervyn King in a dramatic final to win his first PDC title.

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.

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