Paris - Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on
second seed Andy Murray in Sunday's Paris Masters final.
In Saturday's semis, Djokovic defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-3,
3-6, 6-0, while Murray edged past David Ferrer 6-4, 6-3.
Paris is the last of the nine Masters 1000 series for the season
with Djokovic having already won five and Murray two.
The win over Wawrinka was sweet revenge for world number one
Djokovic who lost the French Open final to the Swiss star on the other side of
Paris in June.
That prevented the 28-year-old Serb from completing his
career haul of Grand Slam titles.
As he subsequently won the Wimbledon and US Open titles,
having already wrapped up the Australian Open, it also stopped him from
becoming just the third man, after Don Budge and Rod Laver, to win all four
Grand Slam titles in the same year.
A break in the third game was enough for Djokovic to take
the first set and, when he broke to lead 2-0 in the second, it looked like a
straightforward win against a player who had finished his punishing
quarter-final match against Rafael Nadal well after midnight.
But Wawrinka summoned up his last energies to run off five
games in a row and the level the set scores.
A love service game for Djokovic to start the third set,
however, reversed the momentum and Wawrinka visibly wilted allowing the Serb to
power into the final for the third straight year.