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In case you haven't been closely following the PDC World Darts Championship tournament now unfolding at Alexandra Palace in London, you missed out on a legendary semi-final match between reigning champ Michael Van Gerwen and Rob Cross.

The 57-year-old is the most successful player in the history of darts, winning his first world title in 1990 and is aiming to claim his 17th on Monday night at Alexandra Palace.

Below is a overview from Cross' performances during his five World Championship-matches en route to the final. He's dominated obviously and now he's leaving (Taylor will retire from darts after the final), it's going to be special for him. A man who a year ago was not even a professional player and cites Taylor as his hero.

"He (Taylor) is my favourite player actually".

"I just kept picking him off at the right times".

As a result, Taylor's final match will come against the 27-year-old Cross.

"It's wonderful", said Cross, who is nicknamed Voltage.

"I never expected this, it's awesome, absolutely wonderful".

"I believe in my ability and who's to say there's not another person out there who can come and do all this because anything's possible". It's not so much a prevalent thing now but I'll tell you what, he's used it really, really well: he's upset his opponents.

Taylor lost in the final of the first non-BDO World Championship, but then won 14 titles between 1995 and 2013.

Taylor has been on a two-week farewell tour. Taylor has contested 118 legs, winning 75 and losing 43.

Cross, from Hastings, who is making his debut at the PDC finals, defeated reigning champion Michael van Gerwen in a last-leg thriller 6-5 to set up an all-English clash with Taylor.

But Taylor is the man standing in his way after the 16-time champion ensured he would make his swansong in the New Year's Day showpiece with a 6-1 win over Jamie Lewis.