Exclusive. Aspinall: Hopp Defeat Broke Me!

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.

Nathan Aspinall owned up to being ‘a broken man’ after his defeat to Max Hopp in 2015. (Pic: L Lustig/PDC)

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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