Mclachlan/Uchiyama Move Into Doubles Final

Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama became the first all-Japanese team to reach the Tokyo final for the first time in 12 years on Saturday at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017.

The wild card team defeated Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Chile's Julio Peralta 7-5, 6-4 in the semi-finals, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators watching in the Ariake Colosseum.

The pair will now face second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares on Sunday, where they hope to follow in the footsteps of Japan’s Satoshi Iwabuchi and Takao Suzuki who captured the 2005 trophy with victory over Simon Aspelin of Sweden and Australia’s Todd Perry.