Result: Max Hopp stuns Mervyn King to progress to second round

Max Hopp stuns Mervyn King with a 3-2 win in the first round of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, but two-time champ Adrian Lewis progresses.

Max Hopp produced a huge upset at the PDC World Darts Championship this evening, beating Mervyn King 3-2 at Alexandra Palace.

The veteran made a bright start with a 120 checkout to secure the first set, but 18-year-old Hopp responded with a 12-darter to help him level the scores.

Hopp had a chance to go in front in the third set, but he missed four darts for the win and King took full advantage. However, King then missed a chance of his own to secure the match, allowing Hopp to force a decider.

The youngster grabbed the opportunity for an upset in style, hitting a 161 checkout to knock King out at the first hurdle.

There was to be no giant-killing in the following game, however, as two-time world champion Adrian Lewis cruised into the next phase with a 3-0 win over David Pallett.

Lewis, who took the title in 2011 and 2012, clocked a 101.9 three-dart average to dispose of Pallett and set up a second-round match with Keegan Brown.

Stephen Bunting, making his Alexandra Palace debut after winning the BDO World Championship last year, also booked his place in the next round with a 3-1 win over qualifier Robert Marijanovic.

Bunting barely broke sweat as he cruised into a two-set lead on his bow on the big stage, but Marijanovic - who beat Jermaine Wattimena in the preliminary - rallied and reduced the deficit after the break.

Normal service was resumed in the fourth set, however, as Bunting raced into a two-leg lead before sealing his place in the next round with an impressive 124 checkout.

Elsewhere, Vincent van der Voort beat Scot John Henderson 3-2 en route to round two.

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