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Classy James Wade cruises into the last eight

Darts: Third seed James Wade was at his best as he powered into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 4-0 win over Steve Farmer.

Wade, third in the Order of Merit but looking for his first world title, gave a hint of what was to come as he took the first set 3-0.

Farmer claimed a single leg in the second, and had a dart for the set in both the third and fourth, but it was a dominant display from Wade.

Wade said: "It wasn't as easy as the scoreline suggests. I feel fine and I'll just keep playing the way I have been.

"I've only lost one set in three matches so far, so I must be doing something right."

Wade next faces Canadian John Wade, the 2008 champion, who beat Kevin Painter 4-2.

"I'm looking forward to playing John on Friday," said Wade. "We had an epic quarter-final here back in 2008, which he won."

In the final of the afternoon's three last-16 clashes, Belgian Kim Huybrechts upset ninth seed Paul Nicholson 4-1.

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