By Daniel Etchells

Gordon Reid meets world number one Shingo Kunieda in the semi-finals of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters ©James JordanGreat Britain's Gordon Reid set up a semi-final clash with world number one Shingo Kunieda after a gutsy three-set win against France's Nicolas Peifer on day three of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London.

Reid's 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory against Peifer at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, came on the back of a 6-2, 6-2 triumph against another Frenchman, Stephane Houdet, yesterday.

Peifer will face The Netherlands' Maikel Scheffers in the other semi-final following the conclusion of the round-robin stage.

Kunieda will provide the ultimate test for Reid though, and the already-qualified Japanese star warmed up for the encounter with an impressive 6-0, 6-2 win against Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez.

"It's my first time making the semis at a Masters tournament so I'm really pleased," said Reid.

"It's really important to have the home crowd support here.

"Sometimes you get on a bit of a downer and the crowd lifts you back up.

"I enjoy playing in front of a big crowd, especially when most of them are cheering for me."

Scheffers beat Japan's Takashi Sanada 7-5, 6-2 to book his place in the last four, while Belgium's Joachim Gerard overcame Houdet 6-2, 6-2 in a Group B encounter. 

Jordanne Whiley remains unbeaten in the tournament thus far ©James JordanJordanne Whiley remains unbeaten in the tournament thus far ©James Jordan

Meanwhile in the women's competition, Britain's Jordanne Whiley secured top spot in Group A and maintained her unbeaten record after winning 6-4, 6-1 against The Netherlands' Sharon Walraven.

Whiley will now face Aniek Van Koot, another Dutch competitor who beat compatriot Marjolein Buis 7-5, 6-3 to earn a semi-final spot.

"I came here with a goal of making the semis and coming second in my group and I've exceeded that so I'm happy," said Whiley.

"It's sometimes hard to find that adrenalin when you know you're already through to the semis but for me I wanted to finish top of my group; that was important to me.

"I was tired and I was struggling but that's why I managed to get through it."

The other semi-final sees The Netherlands' Jiske Griffioen, a 6-3, 7-5 winner against South Africa's Kgothatso Montjane in Group B, do battle with Japan's Yui Kamiji, who overcame The Netherlands' Sabine Ellerbrock 6-0, 7-5 in Group A.

In the quad division semi-finals, Australia's Dylan Alcott beat South Africa's Lucas Sithole 6-2, 7-6(4) to move in to tomorrow's final where he will face United States' David Wagner, a 6-2, 6-4 winner against Britain's Andy Lapthorne.

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