The reigning champion David Ferrer of Spain has cruised into the final of the Heineken Open men's tennis tournament, beating Gael Monfils in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
The former world number seven fought his way into the semi-finals in Auckland after he saw off third seed Tommy Haas in three sets in Thursday night's quarter-final.
But the Frenchman says he couldn't muster enough energy to compete with Ferrer and was feeling tired after his heroics.
Ferrer, who is chasing a record-equalling fourth title in Auckland, will meet the second seed Philip Kohlschreiber of Germany in the final.
The second seed earlier beat Sam Querrey of the USA 6-4, 7-6.