Suljovic, who has represented Austria eight times at the World Cup, was one of six different winners on this year’s World Series events, winning the German Darts Masters in front of a record-breaking crowd in Gelsenkirchen.
That win doubled the world number seven’s televised title tally and, after going close to a third at the World Matchplay, Suljovic is desperate to return to the winners’ enclosure in Vienna this weekend.
“One of my biggest dreams would be to win a tournament in Austria, for me, my family and especially my fans here who are really the best supporters I can wish for,” said Suljovic, who will take on either Ross Smith or James Wade in Saturday’s second round.
“I can’t wait to play in Austria again, the crowd at this year’s European Tour event in Graz was the most amazing crowd I’ve ever played for.
“Austria has waited for a long time for a TV tournament and I think the crowd will honour this. It will be great and they will give their everything.”
Reflecting on his year so far, fans’ favourite Suljovic is happy with his performances and feels he has built on his 2017 Champions League of Darts triumph.
“Winning the German Darts Masters was a great feeling, one of the best of my career so far
“I was so tired going into the final but I still produced wonderful darts and it was just amazing to be part of a record tournament.
“I got a lot of confidence from reaching the World Matchplay final but I also changed my practice routine a bit which also lifted my performance.
“I’m very pleased for what I’ve achieved so far this year with my dream final at the World Matchplay against Gary and also winning a European Tour event in Copenhagen.
“There have also been some big disappointments but I know what I can do and I’ll be prepared for the rest of the year as I have been for the other tournaments.”
The £250,000 tournament begins on Friday, November 2 with the first round, with the seeded stars entering the action in Saturday night’s second round.
Sunday’s decisive final day sees the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.
The tournament will be broadcast live on ITV4 and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners, as well as through PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers.
For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets.