Things could hardly be better for Nathan Aspinall right now. But, the down to earth 28-year-old has had to dig deep to recover from a defeat to Max Hopp in the World Youth Championship final.
Talking with Tom Beresford, in the inaugural Darts World ‘Players Lounge’, The Asp revealed that it took him six months to get over the blow:
“It absolutely broke me, for six months I couldn’t win a game in my local League!”
“I was a broken man for six months”
Although Nathan laughs about it now, it is easy to forget, the defeat cost Aspinall a place at Ally Pally as well as the title, cheque, and more. He added:
“I would have got a place in the worlds….. and subsequently retained my tour card”
Overall, it’s clear that Aspinall views his defeat as part of the process that has led him to a major TV title and a place in the Premier League.
“It did hurt me, for six months, but I think that’s helped me to become the player I that I am now”
Nathan also hinted that he has upcoming news regarding his support of Stockport disability darts, a cause that is clearly close to his heart.
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