Alice Springs, Australia, 29 September 2013 | Mark Pead

Young Aussie Jordan Thompson will take on Yuichi Ito in the final of the Alice Springs Tennis International Pro Tour event.

Friday was a day of tantalising semifinal action where both matches extended to three sets, and first up it was No.5 seed Thompson, who recovered from a set down against fourth-seeded Luke Saville to progress to the title match.

Thompson, 19, won 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) to progress to his second ITF Futures final after winning earlier this year on clay in Austria.

In the second semifinal, an all-Japanese affair saw eighth seed Yuichi Ito come back from a set and match point down against Yusuke Watanuki to claim the other finals berth with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 win.

The final between Thompson and Ito will be staged on Sunday.