The World Championship came to an end before the Christmas break for Vincent van der Voort.
Despite a fine first round victory over Keane Barry, the Dutchman never felt comfortable at the Alexandra Palace. Van der Voort said after his first round match that he suffered from flu and that his “head was full of snot”. He was also affected by a knee injury. Three days later, the Dutchman – still suffering from the same complaints – lost 3-1 to Dave Chisnall in the second round.
Looking back on his World Championship defeat, Van der Voort pointed the finger of blame squarely at himself. In an extensive interview, The Dutch Destroyer was critical of his own preparation for the most important tournament of the season.
”The preparation was just really bad, everything together wasn’t right. Then you cannot expect that you will suddenly be playing fantastic at the World Championship. I can only blame myself for that. So that has been a lesson I have learned for next year.”
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