Kim Huybrechts took everyone by surprise at the PDC World Championship on Wednesday, producing an incredible performance to win every single leg against Daniel Larsson in the second round.
The Belgian has not been at his best over the last couple of years but he appeared reborn at the Alexandra Palace, averaging 103 in the sensational whitewash win.
The Hurricane hit six 180s and only allowed Larsson seven shots at a double in a completely dominant performance.
In an emotional interview after the contest, Huybrechts explained how his mother suffering with cancer has impacted his form, but he is now playing with her as his inspiration.
“I was by my mothers side every step of the way through her disease. She is my inspiration.”
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Kim told the PDC after his win: Theres more than just playing darts, theres family life, there are problems like everyone else has, and Ive been through a rough patch the last couple of years with my mum fighting cancer.
She was going through a rough patch and I was with her every single walk of the way and I think that cost me maybe two or three years of my career, but its all worth it helping her fight an awful disease.
Its cost me an awful lot but after this Im going to be back. Im only 33, its not young, its not old, but losing two parents between 26 and 31 is a big thing.
Ive done that, Ive been there, its going to hurt every day of my life still, but its time to get over it.
Huybrechts goes on to play Dave Chisnall in round three.
In the other second round match of the afternoon Brendan Dolan upset the odds to cruise past Joe Cullen 3-0.
Despite being the favourite for victory, Cullen won just one leg and that was in the final set of the contest.
It was his finishing that let the Yorkshireman down as he landed just one of 17 attempts at doubles, allowing the Northern Irishman chance after chance, which he snapped up. Dolan now faces either Mervyn King or Jan Dekker in the third round.
Despite Dolan being a veteran of the big stage it was one of the shock results of the tournament so far, given the contrasting form of the players, but when the Historymaker is nailing 170 finishes, there is little anyone can do.
In first round action there was a big upset as Filipino debutant Noel Malicdem stunned Jeffrey de Graaf to triumph 3-2 in something of an epic.
Malicdem hit three 180s and 17 scores of 140+ to upset the Dutchman who was well below par with an average of 78. Malicdem will have it all to do in round two against Kyle Anderson.
The first match of the day was between two debutants as Nathan Aspinall comfortably whitewashed Geert Nentjes to set up a second round clash with Gerwyn Price.