Novak Djokovic swept aside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday.
The defending champion and top seed won 6-2 7-5 in one hour 24 minutes.
The Serbian raced through the first set against his seventh-seeded opponent and looked on course to make equally comfortable progress through the second when he moved into a 4-2 lead.
The Frenchman fought back to draw level, but, after seeing one match point in the final game go begging, Djokovic sealed his place in the final on the second.
"It's important for me to get into another final," Djokovic said on the ATP Tour website.
"[My serving] was very controlled, very efficient. I was trying to open up the court and move him around.
"I know he likes to have targets, he likes to play from the backhand corners so I tried not to [let] him into that comfort zone."