Jerzy Janowicz beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first ATP final where he will face David Ferrer at the Paris Masters.
Ferrer ended Michael Llodra´s run with a 7-5, 6-3 win.
The Pole 12 aces and did not face a break point. He broke Simon once in each set to seal the win.
“There was no surprise about this. I played a player who's totally confident right now,” said Simon. “He is playing and having fun while he's playing. He's hitting as hard as he can each time.
“This is what I saw from his game on the previous matches, and I was not surprised with how he played against me today. He is very difficult to return. Normally I'm supposed to be one of the best returners on the tour, and I was not able to do that today.”
This Janowicz, who in January didn't have money and sponsorship to travel to the Australian Open, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic.