John Peers is flying the flag for Australia’s men at the US Open with the Melburnian reaching the doubles final with teammate Jamie Murray.
The 27-year-old, who teamed up with the older brother of world No.3 Andy, had to dig deep before beating US pairing Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 6-4 6-7 (7-2) 7-6 (9-7) in a gripping semi-final.
They will now face France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the final after the French pairing defeated Dominic Inglot of Britain and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden 7-5 6-2 in the other semi-final.
In the women’s doubles, No.4 seeds Australian Casey Dellacqua and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova are taking on Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and local Coco Vandeweghe in the semi-finals.
Awaiting the winner in the final are no.1 seeds Martina Hingis and India’s Sania Mirza.