Gerwyn Price has claimed “the only person I fear is myself” as he prepares to begin his World Grand Prix campaign on Monday night.
The Grand Slam champion has secured four ranking titles in 2019 – the latest of which came on Friday at Players Championship 27 in Dublin.
The seventh seed takes on former finalist Dave Chisnall in a mouthwatering first-round tussle, although the Welshman insists he fears nobody.
“I used to fear a lot of players but now the only person I fear is myself,” he told the Darts Show podcast.
“The only person I fear now is myself and if I turn up I know I can win, so as long as I just concentrate and practice well and take my own game, I’m not worried about Dave. I’m not worried about anybody else, just myself.”
Price has never progressed beyond the quarter-finals in his four previous Dublin appearances and the Welshman admits the unique aspect of the event is difficult to adjust to.
“Obviously the Pro Tours are a good warm-up for you, but double-in and double-out is completely different,” he said.
“Over the last couple of months my doubling has probably gone a bit better, so as long as I get off the mark early.