Words matter. These are the best Rob Cross Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My chest problem was a major worry because it was exactly the same symptoms as a heart attack.
It’s all about doing the right things at the right times and I believe I can win everything.
The demand, the amount of games I’ve played, and the time away from home has been the most ever. It’s been hard but I do it to give my family a better life.
Having a house with seven-and-a-half acres of land and a swimming pool wasn’t really on my agenda when in my old job and while I haven’t spent too much money on cars or any other expensive gadgets, I did treat myself to a JCB digger.
Being a world champion was great, don’t get me wrong, but it also caused me a lot of problems.
I’ve had moments of brilliance but on my busier weeks when I haven’t had my practice regime, it is hard-work.
What do you want? It’s a massive question in life and I wanted to win the world championship and provide for my family.
When you win the Worlds, everyone expects a little bit more which is fair enough, but just the first crack of a whole year doing all the World Series and the Premier League; it adds up.
I missed the birth of my third child through darts. I saw her three times in eight weeks. It was very hard. You head does get a little bit scrambled because you are not there.
I can be a little bit guilty of being too nice.
Don’t get me wrong I believe in my own ability.
I’m really happy in the Premier League, everything’s good at home with the family and sponsors and everything. Life can’t be any better.
My target has always been world No.1, I want that.
In life you cannot expect things to fall into your lap, you have got to work hard.
I think I didn’t realise the commitment that came after winning the Worlds.
When the crowd’s against you, sometimes that can spur you on alone.
I think I’ve lost important games at certain times through not having the stamina for a day. That’s 100 per cent evident that those things have happened.
It doesn’t matter what that crowd’s doing. You’ve still got to go up there and do your stuff to win.
Since having three kids, and the responsibility that goes with it, I know what it’s like to graft for money.
The first to five, it’s anyone’s game. You only have to slip up in one leg, they get a break and then you’re up against it.
Once I got my card, I had a goal to make the top 64 and to try and keep my Tour card for the following year and to progress nicely. But to progress at the rate I have, and to feel as comfortable as I am starting to feel – I have to pinch myself.
I had to get used to the TV tournaments and the big stages.
Without these people who want selfies? People pay decent money to come and watch you. It doesn’t hurt to take time out, and give back.
I’ve never cheated at anything.
Obviously going from an electrician to doing what I do now, the money is great. I can go on holidays now and do different things.
I’m going to balance my schedule so I’m still getting everything I need and just making sure I’m happy really, because when you’re happy it is easier to play darts.
My wife looked after children with disabilities. She is brilliant at it. I admire her because I could not do it, it would be heart-wrenching. It takes a real sort of person to do that and not get attached because I would.
Obviously the crowds are massive on the Premier League so it took me a bit of time to actually settle and get some results.
I actually gave up playing darts for three years after my little boy was born.
I can offer my family things that I could never have dreamt of – darts has changed my life.
When I used to work, I used to come home every evening and see my kids. Now sometimes we can be on the road for six days a week or three weeks at a time.
I’ll just try and try and perform to the best of my capabilities.
I want the No 1 spot. If you can’t be the best player in the world then what’s the point? If I had to settle on No 2 it wouldn’t be good enough. I want to be the best.
You always get to stages where you need to hit something with one dart left in your hand. That determines all of us, whether we win or lose. Obviously it’s all mental, how mentally strong you can be to deal with that pressure.
Everything you get in life, you have to work hard for. And if you’re not willing to get out of bed and work then you’re not going to progress.
I spend a lot of time away from my family but they are so supportive and have been brilliant – the confidence you get from them, cheering you up when you feel a bit low.
Ability gets you so far, but having bottle and staying strong when you’re getting pounded, staying in a game, that’s a mental quality.
The only thing I wanted to buy was an Audi R8 – but my missus won’t let me get it because she says it’s too fast!
This game is a profession now, it’s not a hobby any more. You can earn great money and there are loads of people earning a living out of the game.
The money is obviously life-changing in lots of ways. But I’ll always be the same Rob Cross.
If you can deliver the big shots at the right time, they hurt.
I might play darts on TV now but really I’ve not changed.
I want to look after myself and have a long-lasting career if I can. I want it in my hands and choose when I want to stop playing. I also want to be around for my kids to watch them grow up.
I would say darts is probably 15 per cent throwing. The rest of it is mental strength. Being able to hold your nerve.
I always try to conduct myself in the right way – I always speak honestly and from the heart.
I just need to build myself up and get myself in the right place and if I do that I’m going to play great darts all the time.
Darts in such a little time has really changed my life.
I was never a big traveller – if I wasn’t working, I would have a job to get out of my own postcode.
Just in myself the motivation side of it, maybe just being a little bit more aggressive to get something out of myself a little bit more. I definitely play better with it.
I was going into things believing I can win it but now I know I can it – the difference in that is massive for me and it will make me work harder.