For Max Hopp, the darts year 2023 ends with a flop. But for him, another tournament in the near future is more important than a World Cup ticket.
For the former German darts leader Max Hopp, the year 2023 ends with another sporting disappointment.
In the Super League, in which a ticket for the World Cup in London (December 15th to January 3rd) is being played, Hopp lost 3:6 in the round of 16 against the rather unknown Kai Gotthardt.
After 2022 and 2023, the “Maximiser” will not be at Alexandra Palace for the third time in a row. The times when Hopp was the German number one are long gone.
World Cup ticket would have been a bonus
For the 27-year-old, the World Cup would have been a kind of bonus after a very weak season. According to Hopp, what is more important is that he will win back a tour card at the so-called Q-School in January so that he can play more highly prized and important tournaments in the future.
“It can click after years,” said Hopp. Before the final day of the German Super League, three Germans had already qualified for the World Cup: World Cup semi-finalists Gabriel Clemens, Martin Schindler and Ricardo Pietreczko.
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