Wednesday evening, Josh Rock faced Krzysztof Ratajski, and something remarkable happened towards the end of the match. The Northern Irishman surprised everyone with a 93 finish using a route that hadn’t been anticipated.
What a finish that is from Josh Rock!
A 93 double-double finish from the Northern Irish ace to go within one of the Quarter-Finals here! pic.twitter.com/9hU5nhffxA
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) November 15, 2023
Panic must have also struck behind the scenes in the spotter’s booth. The production team failed to timely capture the correct double on screen.
Afterwards, he expressed in front of the camera: “I hope I didn’t upset Krzysztof with my exuberant celebrations.”
Ultimately, Rocky would also claim the match, securing his spot in his first televised quarterfinal. James Wade awaits as his opponent on Friday, November 17th.
Josh Rock has previously delivered fireworks against Michael van Gerwen, and if that happens this week, it will be in the final. They cannot meet earlier in the tournament.
The Dutchman must first overcome Damon Heta on Thursday evening to even reach the quarterfinal, a stage Rocky is already guaranteed to reach at this moment.