Eric Bristow believes Phil Taylor's 16th world title will not be his last

Last Updated: 02/01/13 2:36pm

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Phil Taylor: kisses the Sid Waddell Trophy after collecting his 16th world title

Phil Taylor: kisses the Sid Waddell Trophy after collecting his 16th world title

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Eric Bristow has tipped Phil Taylor to add to his remarkable haul of 16 world titles.

Taylor twice came from two sets behind to clinch a superb 7-4 victory over Michael van Gerwen in a high-quality Ladbrokes World Darts Championship final on New Year's Day.

The 52-year-old collected the first prize of £200,000 and the new Sid Waddell Trophy, and Bristow believes it will not be the last for his former protege.

"He won't get to 20 but there most likely will be another one in him," said Bristow, who won five world titles in the 1980s and helped Taylor financially in the early stages of The Power's career.

"He is getting on a bit now. And Michael van Gerwen is going to win a few, he's a brilliant darts player, he's the best of the rest of the bunch.

"It was great for darts. I think we have seen the newcomer coming through, who's going to take over from Phil, but not yet.

"He's just superb, he's very dedicated. He puts a lot of time into his sport. He plays four, five, six hours a day, even now, 30 years on.

"It was a great final, both of them played superbly. Phil went out there to win the title. Obviously he wanted to win the first ever Sid Waddell trophy, but once you're up on that stage you're playing the game.

"Now he's got the trophy and it's got Sid Waddell's name on it, he'll be over the moon about that."

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