GO Soeda’s dream run at the Ilkley Trophy is over.

The 34-year-old Japanese player, who only came into the main draw as an alternate after a withdrawal, was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by fellow unseeded player Dominic Koepfer in yesterday’s semi-finals.

The left-handed German hit his forehand too crisply for his experienced opponent, who is ranked 169, and will play Austria’s Dennis Novak in today’s men’s singles final at noon.

Novak, seeded ninth, again had to battle, dropping the first set on a tie-break before winning the second in the same manner and taking the deciding set 6-3 against 10th seed Kamil Majchrzak (Poland).

The women’s singles final, which will follow the men, will be between Timea Babos (Hungary) and Monica Niculescu (Romania).

Babos defeated Bibiane Schoofs (Netherlands) 7-5, 6-3, while Niculescu beat qualifier Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.

Wimbledon wild cards could be a consequence of victory as well as the prize-money, with 18,290 euros for example going to the men’s winner.

Rounding off the action on Centre Court yesterday were the doubles finals.

Brazilian duo Beatriz Haddad Maia and the lively Luisa Stefani defeated third-seeded Australians Ellen Perez and Arina Rodionova 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-4 in the women ‘s final, while top seeds Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi (Pakistan) beat 18-times Grand Slam winner Leander Paes (India) and Marcos Daniell (New Zealand), who were seeded second, 6-3, 6-4 in the men’s doubles final.