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2016-09-18 18:00:00 CEST

Awesome Alison/Bruno earn all-Brazilian final

Brazil v Brazil in the #TorontoFinals

It will be Brazil versus Brazil in the men’s final of the Swatch World Tour Finals as Olympic gold medal heroes Alison/Bruno brushed aside home favorites Saxton/Schalk in a quickfire semifinal.

It only took the brilliant South Americans 40 minutes to sink Saxton/Schalk in another flawless display on the Polson Pier Center Court.

Backed by a passionate crowd, the Canadians were unlucky not to level in a tight second set but Alison/Bruno’s class shone through as the sun came out on the banks of Lake Ontario.

The victory meant the Olympic champs will take on countrymen and Gstaad Major gold medalists Pedro Solberg/Evandro in the final after they stunned Americans Hyden/Bourne in straight sets.

“Following the performances this season I think we deserve an all-Brazilian final,” Bruno told us afterwards.

For losing semifinalists all is not lost! Ben and Chaim have a bronze medal to fight for – and the prospect of earning a place on the podium at Polson Pier is important to the duo.

“The crowd have been amazing all week and we will give it all we’ve got to get bronze,” said Chaim. “The support helps a lot and we’ll try and keep it going.”

The bronze medal match between Saxton/Schalk and Hyden/Bourne will take place at 1.45pm on Center Court before the grand finale between both Brazilian teams follows at 3pm.

It promises to be an incredible climax to a wonderful week – so make sure you join us for live coverage on our website and social media!

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