Gilles Simon reached his first final of the year at AEGON International in Eastbourne.
The Frenchman, ranked 17 in the world, saw off Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-3 in his semi-final at the Devonshire Park grasscourt tournament.
Second seed Simon will face Spain's Feliciano Lopez for the title on Saturday.
Lopez had earlier earned a 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 win against Croat Ivan Dodig in his semi-final.
Simon won in straight sets the only time the pair have previously met, on a hardcourt in Rotterdam in 2008. Neither player has won a title on grass before.