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Norfolk reaches Australian Open final

Peter Norfolk
Norfolk will be looking to avenge his round-robin loss to Wagner

Britain's Peter Norfolk will bid for his fifth Australian Open quad singles wheelchair tennis title after a win in his last round-robin match.

The Briton beat American world number four Nick Taylor 6-3 6-0 and will face world number one David Wagner in Saturday's final.

Wagner defeated Britain's Andrew Lapthorne 6-3 6-3.

A win for two-time Paralympic champion Norfolk will see him overtake Wagner at the top of the world rankings.

Norfolk and Taylor split the first four games of their match before Norfolk gained the first service break to move 3-2 ahead.

Taylor won just one more game as Norfolk closed out the opening set on his first set point and the Hampshire player then dropped just one point in Taylor's three service games in the second set to complete victory in 49 minutes, having served seven aces.

"It was a solid win on a bouncy, windy and hot court," said Norfolk. "I'm really happy to be going into another Australian Open final and will be out to avenge my round-robin defeat."

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