Michael van Gerwen survives scare from Jelle Klaasen on PDC opening night

Van Gerwen recovers from set and a break downKim Huybrechts and Luke Humphries also throughThe defending PDC world champion, Michael van Gerwen, came through a big scare against Jelle Klaasen before winning 3-1 at Alexandra Palace.The world No 1 was far from his best in the second-round match and lost the first set from 2-0 up, Klaasen taking out 116 to earn a surprise lead. Klaasen then broke his compatriot to throw for a two-set lead – but Van Gerwen found a 170 checkout to turn the contest around. Continue reading…