The Cologne Darts-Profi Florian Hempel has caused a big surprise at the prelude of the European Championship in Salzburg. The 31-year-old switched off the Scottish defending champion and ex-world champion Peter Wright with 6: 3 on Thursday evening at his EM premiere and moved into the next round.
There is waiting for the number 107 of the world of Austrian Mensur Suljovic or the Englishman Adam Hunt. In addition to Hempel, who has only been on the tour on the tour since the beginning of the year, Hope Gabriel Clemens (Saarwellingen) represents German colors in Austria.
The 38-year-old, which turned off in the previous year at the WM WRIGHT and has failed until the second round, meets on Friday as favorite on the Australian Damon Heta. The tournament in Salzburg is considered a location determination before the World Cup starting in about two months in the London Ally Pally.
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Last year, Clemens and Max Hopp (Idstein) retired in the first round. The best German result posted Hopp in 2018 when he failed in the semifinals.