Mensur Suljovic has been invited to compete at the 2017 German Darts Masters

Mensur Suljovic has been invited to compete at the 2017 German Darts Masters ahead of this month’s World Series of Darts event in Dusseldorf.

The Austrian star has risen into the world’s top 10 over the past two years and claimed his first TV title as he overcame Gary Anderson in the final of the Champions League of Darts in Cardiff.

The 45-year-old went on to reach the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin last week before bowing out to Simon Whitlock.

He is now set to take on the likes of Anderson, Michael van Gerwen, and Phil Taylor when the World Series of Darts visits Germany on October 20-21.

Top two ranked Germans Max Hopp and Martin Schindler were originally set to be joined by a series of qualifiers from the German Superleague.

However, with Schindler certain of a spot in the top six, Suljovic has been invited to compete, with five German qualifiers now set to join him at the Castello Arena.

“The World Series of Darts is all about spreading professional darts worldwide and giving fans a chance to see the best players in the world live in their region,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

“Mensur’s performances in reaching the European Championship final last year and winning the Champions League show that he fully deserves his spot amongst the sport’s elite.

“He has been the standard-bearer in the region in recent years and helped to inspire the progression of the likes of Max Hopp and Martin Schindler, and has proven hugely popular throughout Germany.”

Just over a month to go until the Grand Slam of Darts where the best of the PDC compete against the best of the BDO – the action from the Wolverhampton Civic Hall gets underway on Saturday, November 11 with a double session.

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