Phil Taylor has no plans to call time on his illustrious career anytime soon
Last Updated: 11/12/12 10:58am
Phil Taylor has played down suggestions his illustrious career could be coming to an end ahead of the 2013 World Darts Championship.
The 52-year-old, nicknamed 'The Power', is the greatest ever to have played the game having won an incredible 15 world titles.
Taylor suffered a second round defeat to Dutchman Michael van Gerwen in the Grand Slam of Darts last month, only to hit back in style by claiming a third Players Championship Finals title last week.
"I've just won a major. Am I finished? Not by a long shot, no."
He has been dominating the sport for 17 years and, worryingly for opponents, he has no thoughts of hanging up his darts anytime soon.
"I've just won a major. Am I finished? Not by a long shot, no," he told Sky Sports.
"As long as you keep yourself quite healthy then you can go on a lot longer, it's not football."
Taylor's one-time protege Adrian Lewis is the two-time defending champion of the tournament, although 'Jackpot' has endured a difficult year.
Taylor believes the pressure is firmly on the 27-year-old to perform at Alexandra Palace this year.
"I think he's under pressure, without a shadow of a doubt," Taylor said of Lewis.
"He's had a tough year. He's been beaten a few times, so that's going to be in the back of his mind.
"He's going to play well, but I think other people are playing well against him as well and beginning to beat him."
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