Manchester, UK, 7 June 2015 |

Sam Groth and Luke Saville will duke it out in the final of the Aegon Manchester Trophy ATP Challenger event after both came through contrasting semifinals on Saturday.

Groth, the No.2 seed, advanced when American opponent Rajeev Ram retired citing a left adductor strain, while Saville progressed with a 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-3 win over Russian Konstantin Kravchuk.

Kravchuk had in the quarterfinals beaten another Australian in Matt Ebden.

It is the third straight match this week in Manchester in which Saville has lost the first set but recovered to win.

The two Aussies will contest Sunday’s final at 1pm (British time).

“I’m happy to be through to the final.  Three very tough sets, dropped the first set there after having set point,” Saville said.

“Momentum was probably with him towards to end of that second set so I was happy to play some really clutch points in the second set tie break.

“I’m looking forward to playing Sam tomorrow, we’re both Australians, pretty good friends so it’s going to be interesting.”