Australian tennis star John Peers is one win away from clinching his first grand slam title after an emphatic semi final win, alongside partner Henri Kontinen.
The number four seeds steam rolled local wildcards Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington 6-4 6-4 in front of a large crowd on Margaret Court Arena.
“It was great to make our first (slam) final here together in Australia, it’s an amazing feeling for us,” Peers said post-match.
“To be able to do this in Australia, on Australia Day, is a humbling experience, but hopefully we can go one step further on Saturday.
The Aussie/Finnish combination have only lost one set for the tournament – a first set tiebreak in the third round against Columbian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
The pair now take on six-time champions Bob and Mark Bryan and go in with a 3-0 head-to-head record after recording wins against the brothers at the World Team Challenge in in Adelaide earlier this month as well as at the Paris Masters and ATP Tour Finals.
“We know they’re going to be a good team, it’s just a matter of whether we can produce the right tennis on the day,” Peers said.
“If we can take our chances we’ll be in a good position.”
“It’s going to be another tough one; hopefully we can repeat that performance.”
The men’s doubles final will follow the women’s singles final on Saturday night.