Perry and Robertson into final

  • Last Updated: June 28 2014, 17:25 BST

Practice partners Neil Robertson and Joe Perry will contest the first ranking event final of the season at the Wuxi Classic.

Perry: Will face practice partner Roberston in the final
Perry: Will face practice partner Roberston in the final

The pair, who are good friends and who regularly share frames in Cambridge, both came through their semi-finals on Saturday.

Defending champion Robertson was a 6-3 winner over fellow World Championship semi-finalist Barry Hawkins, while Perry got past Martin Gould 6-4.

Australian Robertson reeled off three frames in a row to see off Hawkins, with his highest contribution a 128.

Perry eventually got over the line despite Gould digging in towards the end of their evening match.

"I'm going to be very determined tomorrow and nothing less than a win is acceptable," Robertson told World Snooker's official website.

"It's nice to get to the final of the first event of the season. But I don't want to come this far then get beaten in the final, especially as defending champion. I want to go to Australia with this title under my belt."