Adrian Lewis through to last eight of World Matchplay

World darts champion Adrian Lewis
Adrian Lewis has never been beyond the semi-finals of the World Matchplay

Adrian Lewis defeated Vincent van der Voort 13-5 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay.

Lewis, who survived a real scare against Kevin Painter in round one, was never in trouble against the world number 15 from the Netherlands.

And the world champion completed victory with a 170 checkout.

"When I went 5-0 up, I took my foot off the gas and he came back well, but then I hit another gear when he got back to 6-4," said Lewis, from Stoke-on-Trent.

"I've come off with a 100 average but still think I was in second gear. I wasn't pushed and I was relaxed all the way through the game."

Lewis plays Mark Webster in the last eight, following the Welshman's 13-7 win over Steve Beaton.

Raymond van Barneveld defeated Paul Nicholson 13-9 and James Wade edged a close match against Mark Walsh 13-11 to reach the quarter-finals.

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