KYLE ANDERSON produced the biggest win of his career as he powered past Simon Whitlock 8-3 in the TAB.com.au Sydney Darts Masters, while Phil Taylor hit top gear at the Hordern Pavilion and Stephen Bunting and James Wade joined them in the semi-finals.
New Australian superstar Anderson followed up Thursday's superb first round comeback win over Raymond van Barneveld by knocking out his country's most successful darts player, Whitlock, with another thrilling performance.
Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen were shock exits this year at the Sydney Darts Masters
The TAB.com.au Sydney Darts Masters began with two huge upsets as Australia's Kyle Anderson and New Zealand's Warren Parry knocked out Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen at the Hordern Pavilion.
Perth-born Anderson, 26, found himself 3-0 down as van Barneveld made a brilliant start to their first round game at the Hordern Pavilion, finishing 70, 111 and 90 to take command.
PHIL TAYLOR will begin the defence of hisTAB.com.au Sydney Darts Masters title against Australian World Cup star Paul Nicholson on Thursday at the Hordern Pavilion, while Simon Whitlock has drawn qualifier David Platt in the first round of the event.
The leading names in darts are back in Sydney for the PDC's World Series of Darts event, which will be held at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park from August 28-30 and broadcast live on FOX SPORTS.