Adrian Lewis is feeling refreshed after his summer break since he sets his sights on winning a primary name that is person since 2014.
The world champion has suffered a combined 2019 so far, as he targets a third victory at the Alexandra Palace this year, but he’s convinced of recapturing his shape at the right time.
The mercurial Stoke-on-Trent star won his very first PDC standing title at March, beating Raymond van Barneveld to win a Players Championship occasion in Barnsley.
‚Jackpot‘ has been unable to build on that success and he has failed to go beyond the semi-finals of any PDC occasion that is standing .
„I believe I have had an up and down year,“ Lewis told Sky Sports.
„I won a Pro Tour, I’ve produced a few semi’s and finals but as a whole it can be better, I’ve only got to keep working at it really.
„This is the time where you want to begin hitting top shape today, this really is the time you must work very hard in building up to the World Championships, there’s that lots of TV tournaments now coming up“
Although Lewis has shown glimpses of his brilliant best that term, his performances in events have been underwhelming.
He’s failed to register a solitary success in a major TV event this year, enduring opening round exits at the Experts, UK Open and World Matchplay respectively.
The next tournament online calendar is October’s World Grand Prix in Dublin, a championship in which Lewis hasn’t progressed since reaching the last.
With a series of large tournaments around the horizon, the two-time world champion is confident of climbing up the ranks and adding another title to his haul, as he bids to finish his inaugural drought.
„My target is merely to jump as large as I can in the rankings actually,“ the former Premier League superstar said.
„I’m sitting at number 15 now, I’m not actually defending anything from today until the World Championship, so keep moving up now.
„I’ll see if I could pinch a tiny TV championship here or there, then the Worlds. You have to get yourself.
„In case you can not get yourself right for that you should not be playing. That’s the largest one the Worlds, second is the World Matchplay and then you’d have to say the Premier League I presume.“
Lewis was defending 30,000 in prize money in the Matchplay of reaching the semi-finals from 19, by virtue and also his defeat to Durrant saw him relinquish his place from the world 16 – a place that he has reclaimed.
„Clearly I had been defending the semi-final of the World Matchplay that knocked me losing to Glen [Durrant] from the first round,“ that the 34-year-old added.
„It was a tough draw but they’re all tough draws. It depends on if you develop then you’ve got an excellent chance, or even you do not win.
„I feel that the averages are fairly similar to that which they have been around but the odd game folks are knocking at 110 and 115’s. That’s happening on a regular basis now.“
However, while many of the main titles of the PDC were rival Down Under about the World Series circuit ‚Jackpot‘ enjoyed some time off from the game and he has returned feeling refreshed.
Lewis, who also marked his return to activity with a third round defeat to Cameron Menzies in the ancestral Darts Championship of past weekend, considers it is crucial to obtain the perfect equilibrium.
„Clearly all the boys were over at the World Series at which I just took five months off enjoying,“ he explained.
„I had only had two hours before a weekend, however, this is where I begin building up today.
„It’s very important to spend time with your family. You have got to find the right balance. You’ll then just burn out if it’s all darts.
„I think then break everybody wants to return to it and find a bit of normality back into your life.“
It’s not long to wait till darts is back to Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12 and seven days of policy continues until the final on Saturday.
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