Darts: James wades into the semis; SPORTS ROUND-UP.
Wade strode into a two-set lead after Nicholson failed to take advantage of the one dart he had to win the first set and the five he had to win the second.
Nicholson pulled a set back with a 3-1 win in the third but his nerves got the better of him in the fourth when he missed five set points and Wade took full advantage to give himself a 3-1 set lead.
Nicholson then shocked Wade by winning the next six games to level the scores at 3-3.
Wade hit two successive 180s on his way to securing the seventh set before he completed the victory in the eighth with a double two.
Wade will now take on either Raymond van Barneveld or Jelle Klaasen.