By David Gold

Peter Norfolk_Australian_Open_January_26_2012January 27 - Four-time champion Peter Norfolk (pictured) will face reigning title holder David Wagner in the final of the quad singles at the Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park, despite losing to the American today.

The two players met in the final group game of the tournament, with Wagner taking the first set 6-4, in spite of a spirited performance from the Briton.

Norfolk was unable to launch a comeback though and eventually went down 6-3 in the second set, though it was still enough for him to reach the final and earn the chance to avenge the defeat.

Elsewhere Andy Lapthorne let a 5-3 lead slip in the first set against Israel's Noam Gershony in his final group match.

He was also beaten 7-5, 6-1, meaning he missed out on the chance to add to the doubles title that he and Norfolk claimed yesterday.

Norfolk and Wagner will now meet again in the final on Sunday (January 29), and the Briton said: "I am a little bit lucky to be in the final but I am slowly finding patches of form since my return from injury.

"I need to work harder  to make better contact with the ball and attack a bit more.

"I had a lot of chances today but didn't quite take them.

"Saying that, it's great to be in the final and tomorrow is a different day."

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