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Lewis: I'm here to win world title number three

ESPN staff
December 19, 2013
Adrian Lewis won his first round match at Alexandra Palace without dropping a leg © PA Photos

Adrian Lewis has vowed he is not at the PDC World Championship to "make the numbers up", maintaining he is inspired to claim a third title at Alexandra Palace.

Lewis dispatched Dennis Smith in his first round match on Wednesday, winning in nine straight legs and not allowing his opponent a shot at a double.

The Stoke ace will now face Vincent van der Voort in round two, a tie in which he admitted he would have to play better against the fast-paced Dutchman.

"I'm pleased with that and I did a good job [against Dennis Smith]," Lewis told PDC.tv. "Dennis didn't play his best darts but I had to stay focused, keep finishing and hitting the right scores at the right times.

"I'm feeling calm and relaxed and I'm here to win this. I'm not here to make the numbers up and I feel as if I've got a great chance this year - my preparation has gone brilliantly and I'm practising well, and I want to go up there and do a job. I'll be better against Vincent in the next round and there will be plenty more 180's."

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