All British final set up at Graves

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DAVID Rice and Dan Evans will contest an all British final this morning at Sheffield’s Graves Tennis Centre in the AEGON GB Pro-Series tournament.

The pair have been in excellent form all week with 22-year-old Rice beating two seeded players on his way to the semi-finals.

Yesterday he saw off Germain Gigounon from Belgium in three sets (6-4 3-6 6-3) to set up a meeting with Birmingham’s Evans.

Seventh seeded Evans was a comfortable straight sets (6-3 6-4) victor over Slovenia’s Luka Gregorc.

The British duo will not battle it out for a top prize of around $1,250 out of a total prize pot of $15,000.

Rice won’t be able to complete a Sheffield double, though, after being defeated yesterday afternoon in the men’s doubles final.

He and partner Sean Thornley were ranked as top seeds for the tournament but ended up losing to second seeds Chris Eaton and Dominic Inglot, from Great Britain, in two sets (6-3 7-5).

The singles final starts at 10.30am today at Graves Tennis Centre. Admission is free.