Adrian Lewis is feeling refreshed after his summertime since he sets his sights on winning a first significant title.
The world winner has suffered a 2019 much, but he is confident of recapturing his form later this season as he aims a third victory at the Alexandra Palace.
The mercurial Stoke-on-Trent celebrity won his very first PDC ranking name in March, defeating Raymond van Barneveld to win a Players Championship occasion in Barnsley.
‘Jackpot’ has been not able to build on that success and he has failed to proceed beyond the semi-finals of any PDC occasion that is ranking .
“I believe I’ve had an up and down year,” Lewis told Sky Sports.
“I won a Pro Tour, I have produced a couple semi’s and finals but as a whole it could be better, I’ve only got to keep working at it actually.
“That is the time where you want to begin hitting top shape now, this can be the time you must work extremely hard in establishing towards the World Championships, there is that many TV tournaments coming coming up.”
His performances in events have been particularly underwhelming, although Lewis has shown glimpses of his colorful best this period.
He has failed to register a lone victory in a Significant TV event this season, enduring opening round exits at UK Open the Masters and World Matchplay against Jamie Lewis, Peter Wright and Glen Durrant respectively.
The next major televised tournament online calendar is October’s World Grand Prix in Dublin, a championship in which Lewis hasn’t progressed since reaching the final.
But with a collection of large tournaments on the horizon, the two-time world winner is convinced of adding another title to his haul and climbing up the positions, as he bids to finish his inaugural drought.
“My goal is just to jump as large as I can from the rankings really,” the former Premier League star said.
“I’m sitting at number 15 today, I’m not really defending anything from now until the World Championship, so keep moving up now.
“I’ll see if I could pinch just a small TV championship there or here, hopefully the Worlds. You must get yourself.
“In case you can’t get yourself appropriate for that you should not be playing. That is the largest one that the Worlds, next is the World Matchplay and then you’d have to say the Premier League I presume.”
Lewis defended #30,000 in prize money in the Matchplay of reaching the semi-finals in 19, by virtue and his defeat Durrant saw him relinquish his spot in the planet’s top 16 – a place that he has recovered.
“Clearly I had been defending the semi-final of the World Matchplay which knocked me losing to Glen [Durrant] at the very first round,” that the 34-year-old added.
“This was a difficult draw but they’re all tough draws. It depends on if not you don’t win if you turn up then you’ve got an excellent opportunity.
“I think that the averages are fairly similar to what they’ve been around but the strange game people are knocking in 110 and 115’s. That is occurring on a regular basis today.”
But while some of the PDC names competed Down Under on the World Series circuit’Jackpot’ appreciated some time away from the game and he has returned feeling refreshed.
Lewis, who also marked his return to activity with another round defeat to Cameron Menzies in past weekend Darts Championship, believes it is essential to find the correct balance.
“Obviously all of the boys were over at the World Series at which I took five weeks off playing,” he said.
“I’d only had two hours clinic before a weekend, however, that is where I begin building up now.
“It is very important to spend some time with your family. You’ve got to find the right balance. You will then burn out if it’s all of darts.
“I believe then break everyone would like to return to it and find a little normality back into your life.”
It is not very long to wait patiently till darts goes back to Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 at Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven days of coverage continues until the final on Saturday, October 12.

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