Alice Springs, Australia, 28 September 2013 | Mark Pead

It will be Australia versus Japan for Sundays final, regardless of the semifinal results, at the Alice Springs Tennis International.

All-Australian and all-Japanese semifinals were set up on Friday at the Central Australian Pro Tour event, with Luke Saville and Jordan Thompson to meet in the first of the final four clashes, and Yuichi Ito and Yusuke Watanuki the second.

Saville was forced to fight to record a 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory over Gavin Van Peperzeel, while Thompson was on court for far less time, leading 5-1 in the opening set before opponent Brendan Moore retired.

In the tandem event, Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington won their third consecutive doubles title with an entertaining 6-3 6-3 win over Van Peperzeel and Adam Feeney.