In the latest of our series to get to know the stars of the darts even better, we thought it about time we took a deeper look at the man known as the Asp.
So, who do you think you are Nathan Aspinall?
Where it all began
Born in Stockport, England, Nathan Aspinall first came to the attention of the darting world in 2015 when he made it through Q school in 2015 and earned a two-year PDC Tour card.
That also earnt him a spot at the UK Open in which he made it through to the fourth round eventually losing to James Wade.
After that, the Asp started to become a house hold name and in the last two years, Aspinall has started to get that winning feeling.
Aspinall’s first big win on the PDC came in 2018 at the Player Championship event in Barnsley after defeating Ryan Searle 6-4 on Wednesday the 5th September.
That was a non-televised event but this year that has all changed.
It all started in March at the very place it all began – the UK Open.
Twice in the tournament Aspinall checked out 170 twice (once more than anyone) as he came through games against Toni Alcinas, Christian Kist, Madars Razma, Steve Lennon before taking down Ross Smith in the last eight and Gerwyn Price in the semi-final.
That set up a mouth-watering final against Rob Cross with the Asp the underwhelming underdog.
However, Aspinall played the match of his life to run Cross ragged to emerge victorious by a comfortable 11-5 success.
At the US Darts Masters this month, Aspinall proved that UK Open victory was no fluke.
Set in the lushious surroundings of the Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas, the Asp once again defeated Rob Cross on his way to meeting Michael Smith in the final.
An 8-4 victory in the final followed to mark Aspinall’s third PDC title and second televised success.
Today, Nathan Aspinall’s star is shining bright and is currently ranked 13th according to the PDC World Rankings and at just 28-years-old, the Asp is sticking around for a long time.
Future world champion? I think so.