Littler simply misses second nine-darter in someday – even opponent cheers him on

Luke Littler had even his opponent cheering for him as he narrowly missed out on a second nine-darter in someday.

The 17-year-old sensation produced an ideal leg throughout his 6-1 victory in opposition to Michele Turetta on the Players Championship on Monday (February 12). And he very practically did it once more as he confronted Cameron Menzies within the final 16.

Littler was left with D12 after eight darts, with Scotsman Menzies elevating his fingers in anticipation as he lined up his closing shot. But it landed the improper facet of the wire.

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The pair shared a commiseratory handshake on the oche which was lapped up by followers watching on at residence. One commented: “Actually unbelievable, nice from Menzies though, class.”

A second wrote: “Love seeing opponents cheering it on, was class when he hit one v Aspinall, he was buzzing for him.” A 3rd argued: “This is the right attitude I love seeing when watching the darts…respecting class.”

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Luke Littler and Cameron Menzies
Menzies was cheering on Littler has he lined up D12

Luke Littler's ninth dart
‘The Nuke’ narrowly missed his goal

“Fair play to Menzies. The first time I’ve seen a player want the other player to beat them in a leg,” wrote a fourth, with a fifth hailing: “We’ve joked about the fact he’s gonna break all the nine-darter records but he actually will.”

And a sixth stated: “It gets boring constantly saying how good he is. Talent like that is a true blessing, just take it all in. Special special player!”

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Littler is now on two-nine darters for the 12 months, simply six weeks in to 2024. He turned the youngest-ever participant to hit a televised nine-dart leg on the Bahrain Masters final month.

His effort on the first Players Championship of the 12 months wasn’t the one one seen in Wigan. Both Leighton Bennett and Mickey Mansell hit their very own. Bennett, 18, was the youngest participant to throw a nine-darter on the PDC Pro Tour earlier than Littler claimed that document off him 53 minutes later.

Littler ultimately received the primary Players Championship occasion of the 12 months, prevailing 8-7 in opposition to Ryan Searle to proceed his unimaginable run of type.