Gary Anderson tips Phil Taylor to win more PDC world titles
Gary Anderson predicts Phil Taylor will claim more world darts championships despite beating the 54-year-old in a dramatic PDC final.
The Scot won 7-6 against the 16-time champion to take his first world title at London's Alexandra Palace.
"Phil will be back. He'll have the hunger," said Anderson, 44, on BBC Radio 5 live.
"He could probably put another two or three [titles] under his belt. He's definitely not finished yet."
Anderson said Taylor, whose last world triumph came two years ago, was "still the most dangerous player on the circuit".
The Englishman, in his 20th final at the highest level, fought back from 3-1 and 6-4 down to level at 6-6 before Anderson prevailed to win the £250,000 first prize.
|Gary Anderson - 'Flying Scotsman'||Phil 'The Power' Taylor|
|Final average: 97.68. 180s: 19||Final average: 100.69. 180s: 13|
|Second final appearance - lost 7-5 to Adrian Lewis in 2011||Won all 20 world darts semi-finals. Fourth defeat in the final|
He said victory over the player many consider to be the greatest ever made his triumph all the more special.
"We get on great, I've got the utmost respect for Phil. He's put this game where it is," said Anderson.
Anderson became the first Scot to win a world title since Les 'McDanger' Wallace claimed the BDO crown in 1997, but had a low-key celebration.
"I got quite a bit [of sleep]. We got back to the hotel at about 1am and it was straight to bed. Feet up, bed, that's me," he said.
The fourth seed, who lost to Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis in the 2011 final, admitted he had doubted if he would ever become world champion.
"Phil's won it 16 times, he knows how to win the tournament. When he got back to 6-6, I just had to dig deep and got over the hurdle at the last minute," said Anderson.
"I've been doing this 17 years now and I'm getting older every year and the years are flying past and I was starting to wonder if I'd get my hands on the trophy.
"But the way I've been playing this year, I did fancy my chance."
|Recent PDC World Championships winners|
|2014: Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands)|
|2013: Phil Taylor (England)|
|2012: Adrian Lewis (England)|
|2011: Adrian Lewis|
|2010: Phil Taylor|
|2009: Phil Taylor|