World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second-set blip to reach the Paris Masters final with a 6-3 3-6 6-0 win over Stan Wawrinka, his 21st victory in a row.
Djokovic, looking to become the first man to win six Masters titles in a season, briefly lost focus as French Open champion Wawrinka of Switzerland ended the Serb's 29-set winning streak to claim the second set.
But the fourth seed paid dearly for it, losing the last six games as Djokovic, who hopes to claim an unprecedented third Bercy crown in a row, set up a showdown with Andy Murray after the Briton beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-4 6-3.
Djokovic was in a class of his own in the first set, finding the best angles while Wawrinka, who finished playing his quarter-final against Rafa Nadal around 1 a.m. local time last night, made too many unforced errors.
But the Swiss loosened up in the second set as Djokovic failed to contain his frustration and it seemed the contest would be thrown into an exciting decider.
Djokovic, however, regained his composure and there was no stopping him as he allowed Wawrinka only nine points in the final set, which ended when the Davis Cup champion sent a forehand long.