Darts: Lewis keeps his hands on the PDC title

Adrian Lewis retained his PDC World Darts Championships title with victory in this year’s final at Alexandra Palace.

The 26-year-old beat fellow Stoke thrower Andy Hamilton 7-3 to land the £200,000 first prize and trophy. He showed few signs of tiredness, despite a late finish to his semi-final against James Wade the previous night, to see off his tenacious 44-year-old opponent.

Lewis said: “It’s not quite sunk in yet. I take everything on the chin and have a busy year ahead. This is [title] number two and I’ll have a lot more. The fightback against James Wade won me the tournament. I believed in myself.”

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Asked how many times he could win the world title, he said: “At least ten.”

“But Andy hit a lot of good shots. I want to see him in the Premier League because he deserves a place.”

Hamilton, who received £100,000 as runner-up, said: “It’s been a great week for me. I wanted to win the final so badly but I’m happy to be here. Keep watching me.”