Darts World Cup: Florian Hempel doubles his followers

At the festival far away from the families, Florian Hempen and Gabriel Clemens did not think of the madness in the Ally Pall for a few moments at least for a few moments. Right Christmas mind came but not on the common food of the German Darts hopes, Clemens said in conversation with the SID. The upcoming tasks require their shadows ahead — after all, both beckons on Monday the move to the World Cup of the World Code.

Especially for Hempen, after its sensational win over the Belgian co-favorites, Dimitri van the Berg his now possible much. The fans in the home fever with the former second league handball player. It's unbelievable. A game has brought me 50 percent more followers on Instagram, said the 31-year-old election-Cologne at DAZN about his rising popularity.

On Monday it gets the debutant, who can win the first German three matches at a World Cup, from 16.30 clock to do with the Australian Raymond Smith — a releasable task, but Hempen warns. We are at the World Cup, there are no more freedom anymore, he said. Smith is also very experienced and playful.

Clemens demands number 8 of the world

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This also applies to Jonny Clayton, third-party opponents of the German Prius Clemens. The Welsh is one of the world's number eight of the world to extended circle of title candidates in London. I'm fully focused on me, Clemens said, who had moved in the previous year as the first German in the second half of the year.

Clayton can provide a surprise at the World Cup.

Gabriel Clemens

After his kick-off match, the 38-year-old Saar lander had hosted with his constancy, against Clayton he has to improve on Monday evening (11pm) urgent. Clayton can provide a surprise at the World Cup, the German Giant was already safe before the tournament.

3000 singing fans despite Omicron wave?

While Hempen and Clemens want to keep the athletic focus, the positive corona test of the five-time Champions Raymond van Barnfield was frightened against Rob Cross's two-time slopes against Rob Cross — the PDC initially did not comment on possible consequences. Of course, this shows how fast it can go, Stressed Clemens.

Cross, who had gained the title in 2018 as a debutant, spent Christmas together with his wife and four children. On Tuesday the Englishman should meet the Northerners Daryl Gurney. Of course, we try, here so well it goes to avoid contacts, said Clemens, whose match, despite violent omicron wave, to follow around 3,000 singing fans in the Alexandra Palace.

It is a good feeling to have some backing.

Florian Hempen

Corona and the associated strict quarantine rules only led to the two Germans spent their holidays in London. It's a good feeling to have some backing, said Hempen about the relationship with Clemens, with whom he trains together before the games. If this training for both fruits on Monday, the joint journey continues.