Phil Taylor admits he has hinted in making a comeback and has overlooked competing against Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson.
Taylor won 214 professional tournaments, such as a list 85 key titles and a list 16 World Championships. He retired in the match after his 2018 World Championship final defeat to Rob Cross.
‘The Power’ is a firm believer in technical advancements in darts, along with the 59-year-old feels if he made a return he would not have any problem re-adjusting.
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He has launched his brand new Generation 6 darts through Target in which the arrows using a brand new item of technology known as Swiss Point which enables players to change the points on their darts in a matter of minutes, which includes made Taylor think of making a stunning return to the oche.
“I have loved my retirement but all these new ideas are coming out, it’s like owning a brand-new car and also being a racing car driver,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I’d like to have another bash, especially at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I do miss that small bit of camaraderie. They say now the practice room is lifeless, it’s very quiet and nobody has any fun. The kids are currently standing there with iPods in their ears.
“Me Aidy (Lewis) was used to have a perfect laugh.”
Taylor claims the game is currently lacking characters because of the amount of money today involved in contests with players getting more professional than ever before.
“The sport has gone very serious with the cash involved and that I could understand them being really serious. It can be a career if you don’t perform properly. If some of these pros don’t do something to reinvent themselves, they’re going to return the positions as fast as anything”
He admits not seeing any darts on TV, but he would tune-in to see young Leighton Bennett, who’s accepted the game by storm and is in the running to get a place at the Grand Slam of Darts this November.
“Someone just asked me a question regarding Bennett and if he have a wildcard into Wolverhampton? My response was that I don’t watch the darts on TV but if Bennett gets a wildcard since he’s exciting, I will see it. He’s a nightmare to perform,” he said.
Taylor conquered the child 10-7 in March in the Tower of London, though Bennett gained his revenge, defeating the at the SAP Darts Slam at Frankfurt back.
“I have played him a few times and he is an absolute nightmare, since he is a young lad and he is good,” Taylor added. “He’s got no fear from him whatsoever. I really like that in him”
You can hear the complete interview with Phil Taylor on the latest episode of the Darts Show podcast….
It’s not very long to wait patiently till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12 and seven times of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.

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