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. The first PDC World Series of Darts tournament of 2016 sees eight top stars lining up in the unique open-air setting of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Thursday and Friday.World No 1 Van Gerwen has never been defeated in the three previous years in Dubai, winning all three events since 2013, and will start his challenge to claim a fourth successive title against Wright in a repeat of the 2014 final. The Dutchman won his second Premier League title last Thursday in London, and has already won 10 tournaments during 2016.He said: I love it in Dubai and Im really confident and playing well. Winning the Premier League helped that confidence but Ive always done well here and I hope I can keep that successful run going in this tournament.I need to concentrate on my own performance, prepare really well and I hope I can do some good damage again - but its not going to be easy because there are eight fantastic players here and you cant underestimate anyone.Peters a fantastic player whos improved himself in the last few years, so I need to make sure Im ready for the game.Wright, who followed up his appearance in the final in Dubai by finishing runner-up in the Japan Darts Masters last year, said: Its a great tournament and Im really looking forward to it. Wright lost to Van Gerwen in the 2014 final in Dubai Obviously Ive got a really hard draw against Michael, hes the man in form but when he gives me chances Ive got to take them. Its going to be very difficult but I believe I can get on top of him.Anderson, who retained the world title in London in January, will begin his tilt to claim a first World Series of Darts title against Van Barneveld.Phil Taylor comes up against James Wade in a repeat of the 2015 Perth Darts Masters final, while Adrian Lewis - last years Auckland Darts Masters champion - has drawn Dave Chisnall, who previously competed in Dubai in 2014.Following Thursdays quarter-finals, the tournament will conclude on Friday with the semi-finals and final.Quarter-Finals (best of 19 legs):Adrian Lewis v Dave ChisnallPhil Taylor v James WadeGary Anderson v Raymond van BarneveldMichael van Gerwen v Peter Wright Also See: World Cup pairs confirmed MVG wins Premier League Mardle: MVG on another level WATCH: Story of play-off night Chris Tillman Jersey
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